FrankenMonster Update: Pray we make it another six months

So looks like my valves while perfect last time went off badly this time. The valves on my rear cylinder were not getting closed (open?) properly and messed things up. So it’s not holding compression as well as it should.

Hopefully they got it rigged good enough to last until the next service, but it’s not looking good for the longevity of that cylinder.

Symptoms will be rough idling, not holding an idle, and difficulty starting. I was having the first two for the last month or so. It’s better now, but since things aren’t quite perfect well just hope it doesn’t get really bad before I replace the bike. Which is now looking to be a definite thing instead of just a maybe. (ie the wife is on board)

Otherwise she’s doing great. Such a fun little bike.

When I arrived (early) to pick up the bike this is what I came in to see. Everyone was trying to get the shims to work out.

Looking good in her not quite usual parking spot at work.


About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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