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Post by jimmy97 » 12:01 pm Aug 16 2017

does this look right to anybody? this is at tdc .Image

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Post by SS109 » 03:36 pm Aug 16 2017

I assume your asking about the piston to deck difference? It looks deeper in the hole than I have seen. Does it have two base gaskets on there or an extra thick one?
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Post by jimmy97 » 06:03 pm Aug 16 2017

it actually has no base gasket on it in this picture

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Post by jimmy97 » 06:13 pm Aug 16 2017

I have rebuilt many 2 strokes in my day. and have never seen a piston this far in the hole at tdc. don't get me wrong, this bike rips! this just looked a little off to me.

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Post by Vossman » 06:21 pm Aug 16 2017

Keep us posted on what you figure out. Never see one that low.
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Post by pumpguy » 09:42 am Aug 17 2017

Maybe someone put in the wrong piston or con rod. Did you happen to check the compression pressure before the head came off?

Is the piston crown this low @ BDC below the bottom of the exhaust and transfer ports?

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Post by cornishwrecker220 » 10:25 am Aug 17 2017

It's quite normal for there to be a gap .... I'm sure if you placed a ruler across the top of your piston it would be level with the top of the jug .... It also has to accommodate expansion .

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Post by KDXGarage » 10:32 am Aug 17 2017

Solder for squish measurement time??
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Post by jimmy97 » 11:07 am Aug 17 2017

squish without head gasket. . . . 148 thou , plus .010 for head gasket for a total of 158 thou or 4.013 mm

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Post by jimmy97 » 11:32 am Aug 17 2017

uh, yeah. Just looked it up , I'm about .100" over ! Lets start from the beginning.
I bought this bike for next to nothing, case was split due to a blown output shaft bearing (the one behind the front sprocket) guy said everything was there. well the crank and clutch was missing. no biggie. purchased a used crank off eBay along with a new rod and bearings sent this to RB to have it assembled, since he was doing my head and carb anyways. never had a chance to compare crank nor rod side by side so it looks like a wrong part was put in. piston is a stock piece. I guess this means I can run 87 octane has then ! I've been riding this bike for about 2 years this way. it runs good. I just gotta spin in like a 125 . oh well. I'm still gonna send it !

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Post by jimmy97 » 11:34 am Aug 17 2017

this is piston at bdc

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Post by jimmy97 » 11:36 am Aug 17 2017

jimmy97 wrote:this is piston at bdc

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Post by jimmy97 » 11:38 am Aug 17 2017

jimmy97 wrote:
jimmy97 wrote:this is piston at bdc

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unless anybody has any advice before I re-assemble?

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Post by jimmy97 » 12:16 pm Aug 17 2017

stroke is measuring right at 58 mm. it looks like the only thing it could be is the wrong length con rod was installed

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Post by jimmy97 » 12:42 pm Aug 17 2017

this is the exact rod that is in my bike now. looks like I was in a hurry and ordered the wrong year rodImage

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Post by KDXGarage » 02:26 pm Aug 17 2017

If it is too short, how do you have proper compression?

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Post by pumpguy » 02:27 pm Aug 17 2017

Wrong rod could be the problem. OEM rod # 13032-1210 is only listed for '95 & later H Series 200 & 220.

Looks like old man Murphy strikes again :sad:

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Post by david » 02:32 pm Aug 17 2017

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Post by KDXGarage » 02:56 pm Aug 17 2017

following photo from phospher site (good job to him!)

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Since you gave about zero background info, did you just install the rod kit? What have you JUST done and how did it get to the point in the picture? Thanks.
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Post by Vossman » 07:38 pm Aug 17 2017

Cool you got it figured out.

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