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post #1 of 24 Old 04-24-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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What does 77,000 miles look like?

Couldn't resists. The engine was just sitting there and I had 30 min to kill before coming in to get ready for a wedding. Not mine, the wife's co-worker.

Anyway. After 77,300 miles some may know I broke my frame. Engine ran fine. So I wondered what it looked like on the inside. Here it is. Cross hatching visible plane as day. Minimal vertical scoring of the cylinders. Combusion chambers pretty darn clean. Especially since the last time it ran I forgot I turned it on and let it sit idleing for an hour or so while I mowed grass.

Valve clerance was like this. (i never adjusted the valves. Ever.)
I: .007/.006 .008/.007 .007/.007 .007/.006
E: .008/.009 .010/.010 .011/.010 .010/.010

Spec is I= .006 +/- .001 and E = .010 +/- .001
Only two valves out of spec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you can see the cam bearing surfaces look great. Who knows what the clearance is (i don't have mics) but judging by the valve clearance i'd bet they are okay.
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post #2 of 24 Old 04-24-2010, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Here are pics of the cylinders.

And one intake port pic.
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+1 honda pwns. 2 questions.

1. how u break your frame.

2. what oil did you use?

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If it ain't broke.............

I would put it back together and get the frame welded or replaced and put another 77K on it!

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Thanks for taking the time to post up those pics....Love it...engine looks great, running a little rich but in great shape...gotta Love a Honda!!





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Awesome.

I would like to know what (if any) break in process you followed.

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Nice! thats exactly why i ride hondas, period. +1 on the oil, what kind?

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+1 honda pwns. 2 questions.

1. how u break your frame.

2. what oil did you use?
How exactly did you break your frame? That had to take some work.

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https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...retirment.html

explains all.

Yea, it could have been fixed if I had a TIG but I couldn't ressist the excuse to get a new bike. And I have to admit I love my 1000 now. Insane bike. Needs a turbo though

It was my 1st bike. So break in was probably pretty tame considering I was sscared to death on the bike. Rode it easy. Shifted at 3k and gradually raised the shift points as I got more comfortable and confident with the occational WOT pull in a taller gear that wouldn't cause be to poop my pants.
Since then it was run HARD but also had lots of highway miles. Keep in mind my ridde to work is between 3 and 7 miles and the bike would hit the rev limiter at least once each direction typically parked before temps would even get up to normal. Highway stuff of coarse is easy on an engine.

This wass actually the dirtiest I have ever seen the plugs. For sure letting it sit at idle for an hour blackened things up. Whish I could have pulled it apart right after running it in its normal daily use.

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My '02 at 35k, good to know there's still a lotta life left in the old girl...maybe sinking a few more bucks in her ain't such a bad investment at this point after all.

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*cough* what oil *cough*

lets end this debate once and for all!

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Honda oil. 10-40
Nothing special.

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Honda oil. 10-40
Nothing special.
ur spost to say rotella t 15w40 lol.

I figured it was some standard type motorcycle oil... it really isnt the oil that matters its how often you change it. plain n simple.

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Uhmmmm.

Maybe. I changed my oil every 4 to 6k miles wether it needed it or not. I think it has more to do with the fact that less than 100k is nothing for a modern engine. Bike or not.

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Uhmmmm.

Maybe. I changed my oil every 4 to 6k miles wether it needed it or not. I think it has more to do with the fact that less than 100k is nothing for a modern engine. Bike or not.
you were MEAN to that bike.... shame on you.

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If one thinks of it in terms of being like a car engine, then what touring919 has proven is a reasonable expectation.
Modern oils in modern liquid cooled engines on modern gasolines.
No surprise.

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Uhmmmm.

Maybe. I changed my oil every 4 to 6k miles wether it needed it or not. I think it has more to do with the fact that less than 100k is nothing for a modern engine. Bike or not.

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The 919 frame is pretty sad and the failures you've experienced are exactly what I would have expected. The engine does look great though and maybe, just maybe a little fabrication and welding are in order. At least then you could sell the old girl to a young (motivated) rider?

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i vote put the motor back together, pop in a long travel rhino build. I think that would be pretty fun, 107hp and 71 ftlbs in a side by side.

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It would be better in one of those little mini sand rails.

I have too many oother projects. So the plan is, sell the head to someone on here and then use the engine to add to my metric magic bolt box. Unless soeone is hard up for a crank/rods/cams and whatnot all that will either be trashed or used as man cave decorations.

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ok ok CB900GC? GC= golf cart?? hahaha.. I like the idea of man cave decorations... clean it up n make a table with a clear top!

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Pop it back together. It will make a dam fine lawnmower engine.

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that should drive up the resale value of the 9er

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huh. you think there's posts like that very often on the Harley forums .... ? i mean, sure, seeing as they've built 29 billion harleys, just by accident one or two of them must keep running a little while, but...?

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huh. you think there's posts like that very often on the Harley forums .... ? i mean, sure, seeing as they've built 29 billion harleys, just by accident one or two of them must keep running a little while, but...?
haha ya serious

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