Got the head off today, need to get a puller to get the flywheel off and actually break the cases apart, but the bore/cylinder tells an interesting story.
With luck i'll have the rest to bits next weekend and really know what the damge is.
Where's the best place for aftermarket/replacement bits? (Preferably in Australia I guess).
Guess I'll need the bore redone as well. Sigh.
Thoughts on a hot cam/hi comp piston? Anybody else done that?
Started the pull down on the TE510 over the weekend, have found a little metallic residue, and the valves will need adjusting, but apart from that, seems ok so far.
Need a couple more tools to get the engine fully out of the frame, then the real fun begins.
I've had the 2005 TE 510 now since March 2005, and its been fantastic. But.....
Last weekend, I went for a short ride, and thought that the engine had developed a "knock".
The first real Amtra ride for the year for me was the Karoonda ride. it has a bit of a reputation as being a long day, with the ride finishing around 9pm last year, but there was an injury which made it late.
The ride briefing said I needed to be able to do 90km's, which given the 9.2L tank on the 2005 husky, would not be a problem, so I was sort of wondering why such a long day (I found out later, its because 90km is really about 120!)
As we waited in the carpark, I realised that this ride had about the widest range of bikes i'd seen on a ride in a long time. We had:
1 TM 450