Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I finally got my engine out and apart after Bonneville. It's dead. Diagnosis......broken crankshaft. Crank pin let go right through oil passage. At the time I thought maybe just the bearing on the drive side of the crank let go because engine was still running. Bearing was OK. Timing side flywheel was being forced to turn, opening valves and turning distributor. Rod still moves freely on broken pin. I also lost a circlip and the wrist pin was up against cylinder. Sleeve job had a short life. Bottom end was together for three years, held together for lots of runs. Bike ran great and went faster than ever before. Set a record. Gave it's all. Very proud of machine. Now I just have to fix it.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Stole this off Hot Bike Baggers website, they actually have some great Bonneville related stuff. This streamiliner shell is destined for a sportster powered chassis looking for the 300mph mark. I dont think it happened- I guess the salt has that effect on dreams...