GL1200 Engine Rebuild - Part 5 - Post Getting To The Road

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Had a friend get me the throttle stop screw setting. I had mine very close to his, so leaving alone for the moment.

Checked the lash adjuster shim adjustment as well. Changed number 2 intake to "0" shim(s). Turned engine over cold, "0" compression. Started the engine and let warm up, still no compression. Installed one intake shim and compression was good - didn't have to touch the exhaust shim adjustment. With no shim, the intake valve must have been held open just a bit. Monitoring as usual.

Have a few Kms on the engine now, and quite pleased. I will be parking the bike on the side stand and keeping track of the first startup in the morning for blue smoke. As I have mentioned, shouldn't be any with a fresh engine rebuild, and new rings.

Will just ride for the time being. When I get to some 7K Kms and time for an oil change, will check compression at that time. Need to let everything settle out. Not concerned with a break in period. Research indicated that should be able to put everything back together and go, no need to do any fancy so much of this, then this type stuff.

In the meantime, will ride it like I stole it. Going to miss having something to do, but not to worry, I have a lot of other things to do.
 

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24 hours on the side stand and no smoke on startup. Supposed to be miserable weather for the next few days. Intend to change out the #2 cylinder injector back to the OEM. Working on the fuel system is not one of my favourite pass times, takes a few days for the fuel smell to be gone.
 
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