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Re: R1100R head gasket
- From: Mark Rivera <marr@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 23:46:35 -0600
- Subject: Re: R1100R head gasket
Mark Rivera wrote:
I've been getting some leakage around a head gasket on my 02/1997
R1100R, and plan to replace it. [...]
Thanks to all who responded. I'd done the re-torque before, and it was
definitely time replace the gaskets. Picked up the 4-component
replacements and did the work over a couple of days.
Heavy/irregular deposits on the pistons, with a more even coating on the
valve side of things. Spark plugs looked normal - a bit more black than
usual, but the electrodes were a nominal grey.
Cleaned it all up with a stiff plastic brush and some Valspar Goof Off.
Did a slight valve adjustment and balance with Twin Max, replaced
exhaust gaskets, oil and filter change, etc. The bike runs tremendously
better now. Will probably do another oil change when I do the 600mi
The only thing I struggled with a bit was the chain tensioner on the
left side on account of the tight clearance with the telelever arm. Had
to get a 'shorty' wrench to be able to work the bolt head.
Incidentally, the Clymer fails to mention two more hex bolts that have
to come off - both in the chain cavity.
Thanks again & happy new year.