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XRV Engine Transplant

Discussion in 'Bike Related Photographs' started by Lowflyer, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Well , the engine was making funny noises internally after the Paddy Dakar.
    Thought it might be the clutch, spent ages investigating the clutch, clutch basket bearing etc etc. Many thanks to Lutin on xrv forum, the VFR basket bearing is identical :thumbsup:
    Finally came to the conclusion that the trouble was deep inside the motor. Pity, 97 K miles on the clock, I guess I should have taken it easy on the Paddy , but I didn't :(

    Sooo, took the plunge and bought a second hand motor rather than break the old girl

    And here we are


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    One very manky engine, done well considering the mileage, no complaints :respect:





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    One donor engine, soda blasted by moi and painted with rattle can and petrol resistant laquer, looking sweet :cool2:





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    Empty engine bay, said a two man job, but brute strength and ignorance paid off in the end :D
    Going to soda blast the frame and apply finish to suit.
    Hoping to have her running again very shortly :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Accusing me of being useful - how will I ever live it down? ;)


    Getting busy with the spanners, eh?

    What paint and lacquer did you use on the engine?

    And one final question - are you going to tear down the original engine to have a look see?
     
  3. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Nice work John.
     
  4. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Sweeeeet :thumbsup:
     
  5. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    :eek::eek:These pics make me dizzy. I need another coffee:(:rolleyes2:
    Shiny engine:cool14:
     
  6. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    Nice report, hope the patient makes a full recovery.
     
  7. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    Nice one john, spray the engine in acf50 and keep it on the shelf for a retirement project to rebuild it. Oh, and what's going on with the subframe just above the rear master cylinder. In the photo it looks like a crack but could be just the light.
     
  8. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys.
    Just in from the garage, coming along nicely

    Paint is Hammerite sprayed on in very thin layers , about 6 in total.
    There is a myriad of ideas about painting, VHT etc. I used Hammerite years ago on the old engine, although you can't see it through all the grime :D and stood up really well throughout the years, so ok by me.
    The lacquer is some old Hammerite I found lying about, put on 4 coats.

    Austin, it is the light --- I hope :)
    Gave the frame a blast with the soda gun yesterday 1st coat of paint on tonight, looking good.
    Burst the plastic choke inserts on the carbs at the weekend, ordered new alloy ones from Jonathan, should be here mid week, apart from that, no major dramas -- so far!
     
  9. Barftone

    Barftone Well-Known Member

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    Nice one John. You could try blanking off the choke plugs. I have run mine like this for a couple of years and it runs sweet. Only had a problem starting once on a freezing morning after sitting for a month.
     
  10. OhJ

    OhJ Active Member

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    Good one John. Good advise by Austin. The Price on @'s is going sky ward.


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  11. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know,

    I'm going to keep the old engine although I looked into the costs of doing up. Considering the output shaft is in bad shape and the possibility there may be more additional damage, decided to get a donor.
    Who knows, might split it one day, just to justify my decision :whistle:
     
  12. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Hurrahhhhhh

    She lives again :respect13:
    After a bit of faffing around in the garage tonight, the old girl burst into life.
    I'm as chuffed as a very chuffed person.
    More details tomorrow night, but right now I'm shattered, going to pour myself a very large dram to celebrate

    Woooooohhooooooooooo:thumbsup:
     
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  13. Raymo

    Raymo Active Member

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    yee haar

    ready for more abuse
     
  14. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Hoooorrrraaaahhh indeed :thumbsup:
     
  15. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Well done John.
    It's always nice when they burst into life.
     
  16. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Wonderful. How goes the rest of the rebuild?
     
  17. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Rebuild Tony ?
    What is this word of which you speak :p

    Not for me, my old mukka ---- rufty tufty good enoughty for me :D
    Never intended to make it concours.
    Ok, did a bit of a touch up here and there -- oooerrr missus :cool2:, but , really, it's an ancient old thing in comparison to today's modern machinery, meant to be ridden and abused as it has in the past and, hopefully will be in the future.

    Mr Steve T has very kindly offered to come through tomorrow and balance the carbs and a wee bit of TLC.
    Something, apparently I lack ?? :whistle:
    So with a bit of luck, should have the MOT shortly, then it's


    OFF TO THE HILLS :clapping:
     
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  18. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Tools just dusted orf and relavent spanners found, ready for fettling :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Well Mr T arrived today, put the gauges on the carbs, balanced perfectly, no adjustment necessary. Engine running like a swiss watch :thumbsup:

    Spent a bit of time on fitting the new chain thanks to me fitting an over size sprocket :whistle:
    Anyways, many thanks Steve, owe you big time :respect:



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    Master Fettler at work




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    Almost a builder's bum :D:D

    Going to add all the missing panels, fuel tank etc and book the MOT shortly
    All good

    Cheers Steve :respect13:
     
  20. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Thats ARSE that is, pure ARSE :D

    I've got to admit, that engine sounds properly fit - not a tick or a rattle anywhere = RESULT

    And the sound of a fruity zorst allowing the Honda V-Twin to sing properly beats even the Arrow assisted song from my V-Strom :rolleyes:
     

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