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Old 04-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #181
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Looks kick bro, I know thats alot of work and $, I want to do that to one of mine, prolly the Velocity kit, they are sweet as well, that intercooler is tight by the tire, chit everything is tight, but I personally like it that way, nothing is nicer than a finished product that looks factory, thanks for the update
Yeah, the intercooler is VERY close to the tire....I knew it would be. Normally with this MCX 44mm core intercooler, you HAVE to run the bike as stock height....well that sucks cause I like to race it. My bike is 3/4" lower in the front BEFORE I strap it down. I went to a 60 series front tire to give me about a 1/2" more clearance, I also trimmed about 2" off the back of the fender, looks like I need to cut more. I have the radiator/intercooler assy. pulled all the way back to the turbo so thats all I can do really... Doesn't look like I will get to strap down but if I can at least keep it at 3/4" lower in the front, I will make do with that. Hopefully the tire doesn't hit the cooler over bumps or during braking... That cooler is $1200......
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Yeah, the intercooler is VERY close to the tire....I knew it would be. Normally with this MCX 44mm core intercooler, you HAVE to run the bike as stock height....well that sucks cause I like to race it. My bike is 3/4" lower in the front BEFORE I strap it down. I went to a 60 series front tire to give me about a 1/2" more clearance, I also trimmed about 2" off the back of the fender, looks like I need to cut more. I have the radiator/intercooler assy. pulled all the way back to the turbo so thats all I can do really... Doesn't look like I will get to strap down but if I can at least keep it at 3/4" lower in the front, I will make do with that. Hopefully the tire doesn't hit the cooler over bumps or during braking... That cooler is $1200......
Yea I knew it was close, be carefull with it, dont want it hitting coming down from launches, IF it has enough power to lift the front wheel, holy chit thats gonna be SOOO much fun, once past the headaches, my only concern is reliability when U start leaning on them, we did a stage 3 Velocity and it put down 347 rwhp at only 5500, and when we got it dialed in it put down 601, I was, and still am amazed it runs very low 7,s at 199 at hrp, I cant even imagine what that feels like
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does it live?!
Not yet.....I am waiting on a fitting for the oil pan...I have to pull the pan off, drill it and install this fitting for the oil return. then put oil in it. Also I just came across problem #1 already....I have a small pinhole leak in the radiator tank where I had the water neck welded on. Not on the neck itself, but the small bypass tube above it....has a freakin pin hole in the weld....Needless to say, I am not pulling this sh*t back off. I am gonna Water Weld it first and see if it holds....if it don't I will pull it all back apart but I am pretty sure it will hold...I have never had it not hold anything and this is the size of the head of a needle.... Then I just have to put fuel in it and oil, check for leaks and light it up.... oh and hope for the best.....:/:
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Not yet.....I am waiting on a fitting for the oil pan...I have to pull the pan off, drill it and install this fitting for the oil return. then put oil in it. Also I just came across problem #1 already....I have a small pinhole leak in the radiator tank where I had the water neck welded on. Not on the neck itself, but the small bypass tube above it....has a freakin pin hole in the weld....Needless to say, I am not pulling this sh*t back off. I am gonna Water Weld it first and see if it holds....if it don't I will pull it all back apart but I am pretty sure it will hold...I have never had it not hold anything and this is the size of the head of a needle.... Then I just have to put fuel in it and oil, check for leaks and light it up.... oh and hope for the best.....:/:
bummer about the leak...hopefully everything else goes smooth.
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Not yet.....I am waiting on a fitting for the oil pan...I have to pull the pan off, drill it and install this fitting for the oil return. then put oil in it. Also I just came across problem #1 already....I have a small pinhole leak in the radiator tank where I had the water neck welded on. Not on the neck itself, but the small bypass tube above it....has a freakin pin hole in the weld....Needless to say, I am not pulling this sh*t back off. I am gonna Water Weld it first and see if it holds....if it don't I will pull it all back apart but I am pretty sure it will hold...I have never had it not hold anything and this is the size of the head of a needle.... Then I just have to put fuel in it and oil, check for leaks and light it up.... oh and hope for the best.....:/:
U sure U wanna put a bandaid on a water leak? think about that bro especially uf U run coolant, could overheat that expensive baby or blow out and get coolant on the tire, either one could get real ugly real fast, Mine did the same thing and I pulled it out and replaced it, can it be fixed in the bike? that sux:/:
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U sure U wanna put a bandaid on a water leak? think about that bro especially uf U run coolant, could overheat that expensive baby or blow out and get coolant on the tire, either one could get real ugly real fast, Mine did the same thing and I pulled it out and replaced it, can it be fixed in the bike? that sux:/:
Nah....he couldn't get to the hole with the tig where its at. I just Water Welded it, I will try it out and see how it does...If it doesn't leak in the first couple days, it will be good to go....I have patched car radiators with this stuff before and it lasted years, never leaked..... Its a band aid I know but its about 2hrs+ to get that radiator out.....another 2hrs to get it back in, not to mention the more I mess with it, the more chance I bend fins on the cooler etc...I have to take the wheel off to get it out... FUKK THAT..... If the WW leaks, I will pull it all apart but no leaky, no fixy...
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Well....I have some sh*tty updates. After the above pics were taken, I started the motor. It ran like sh*t and had a hellacious noise coming from the top end. After a couple weeks of trying to diagnose everything(compression test, leakdown test, re-degreeing of the cams etc), I had to pull the motor. After it was tore down, I found a few issues with the head. One being a shim had jumped out of the retainer and was just sitting on top if it. I sent the head back to the shop for a check up and fix a couple things. FASTFORWARD 2 wks until last night.

I got the head back yesterday, I had planned to have a couple buddies over at 7a this morning to help me degree the cams and double/triple check everything. Last night I decide to leak check the valves and discovered 13 were leaking. I decided to just fix the problem myself instead of fukking with the head guy again so at 8:30p last night, I started hand lapping all of the valves. I finished about 2:30a, went in and went to bed. My buddies showed up at 7:00a and we got started. I got the motor in and everything installed and ready to start it today at 3:45p, I basically have worked on it 20 hrs in the last day and a half. I fire it up, it runs well but yet again, has a light ticking noise in the top end. It sounds much like a valve ticking or exhaust leak but I know its neither. At this point I am stumped as to what to do with it. I have spared no expense on this thing and put countless hours of work in it and yet again, another problem. I am gonna back away from it for a few days, regroup and try to decide what to do next.

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I know that sux bro, been there done that, U put all that time and countless bucks, and problems seem to never go away, but keep ur head up and U,ll figure it out, and it will be awesome, I have faith in Ur ability to handle this, just aggreviating:/:
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yup... step away for awhile and collect yourself. I am sure with a little cool down time and some sleep you'll get it figured out.
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Here is my head FRESH from the shop(for the 2nd time). I was testing it before I put it on JUST to be sure....

Pistons....the other white meat???

After tearing the head apart, re-lapping all of the valves in 2 stages by hand, I got all of the valves sealed up well...took me about 7hrs to do the head by hand... Sad thing is, I have about $700 tied up in that head, yet I still ended up working on it myself.

For the life of me, I can't imagine what is ticking. There is nothing on the upper left side of the motor other then the cams/valves. I swear it sounds like an exhaust leak but the noise is up too high, not to mention its quiet when cold, and gets louder when hot, which is exhaust opposite of an exhaust leak.

There is a shop in Louisiana I might take it to if the answer to this mystery just doesn't jump into my head in the next week or so......

I did ride it today, about a 1/4 of a mile....ran pretty well aside from the noise...oh and my fan temp switch took a sh*t.
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could it be a failing injector? or maybe poor oil pressure to that side and when the oil gets hot and thin tappets start to make noise?
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could it be a failing injector? or maybe poor oil pressure to that side and when the oil gets hot and thin tappets start to make noise?
The injectors are VERY low mileage out of an 07. I doubt there is an oiling issue.... There is no noise when its cold, only starts making it after about 2 mins of idling. Not sure on this one. Gonna think about....let a buddy listen to it. I know I am not pulling it back apart JUST to look in there. If I can't figure it out, I will take it to 3rd Coast speed in Westlake. As much as I HATE to have someone else finish my work....at this point it has just gotten out of hand.


I am gonna tinker with it tomorrow and see if I can figure anything out.....not likely though.
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Double check all of your clearances on your valves.

Make sure your cam sprocket bolts are tight and the heads of the bolts, or the threads if they're too long, are not hitting the inside of the bolt on bridge / chain guide.

Also, it could also be a piston lightly smacking a valve. I'm assuming you checked everything but that's another possibility.
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Another thought, are your PAIR valve block off plates leaking?
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Are the oiling bolts for the cam caps clean?

Are the oil passageways in the caps clean?

Is the line undamaged?

Is the cam position sensor being smacked by the pin on the cam?

I've had one come out entirely.
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That's what I was asking.
However it can be more than just squish; loose rod bearing clearances, out of spec rod, poor piston tolerances, cam / motor timing off, etc.

I once chased my tail for days trying to fix a GSXR race bike someone else had built.
in the end, I found that they had indexed the crank gear for the cam chain one tooth off on the crank itself.
Stuff can happen late at night when you're tired.
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