As you all know, these builds are never really finished. And as done as this one may look, it wasn't done right.
I really only have the initial heat cycles and about 1-hr of ride time on the engine from the one and only ride that I've gone on. Unfortunately, during that first ride I noticed some excessive vibrations beyond the lower RPM range - to the point where I lost a couple of fender bolts. Shortly after that initial ride winter came and the R has been parked in the garage and hasn't been touched since.
I've finally gotten around to investigating the vibration issue - does this look right to you?😠
Yet another problem with the complete engine that I purchased and setback for the overall build. The previous engine builder/assembler clearly had no idea what they were doing, but it is what it is now - my problem. DBC Racing is completely going through the bottom end, inspecting everything and re-assembling it correctly to ensure there are no future issues. The OEM clutch basket was quite worn, so that's being replaced with a forged Wiseco while its all apart. Fortunately, everything else looks to be in really good shape so far.
Onto the good news - my Selvy/KR pipe finally arrived, which will be installed when I get my engine back from DBC Racing😎
I’m now realizing I never really gave a final conclusion to my build story.
DBC Racing once again worked their magic and got the engine back together and in tip-top shape - no more vibrations. I added a different stator cover, an ESR quick change, and the Selvy pipe when I put it back together as well.
It’s been a blast to ride, both in the trails and at the dunes. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome.
The cemetery that my Dad was laid to rest is close enough to ride to from my parent’s home. Perhaps a little strange to some, but I had to show him after it was all done because I know he would have loved it😊
Thank you all for following along and the positive comments throughout this journey. It’s been amazing experience and special way for me to remember my Dad.
I know that in the process of doing my rebuilt now, we put our blood, sweat, tears and hard work into, it really is therapy.
I know if I’m having a hard time with something, I hit the garage and just get so involved with building, it eases the stress.
Your dad would be proud of what you have done and accomplished with a really nice build, no reason not to show him.
I’m sure he would want to throw a leg over that R and get it sideways 😉