- Jul 20, 2011
Oh well, just A shot in the dark.
Not really. Lost on me mate !
If you’re talking female singers from that era it’s Blondie. Full stop. End of. No debate.
This is a great thread!! I had a leak from the pushrod seal and a blown headgasket (copper) over a year ago. Odd thing is, the bike still ran great. Did have an oil leak from the PR seals. All good now. That's a lot of carbon. That I didn't have. Not even discoloration. Difference on gas or oils in the UK and US?? They do hype the detergents around here.
If it wasn’t over-revved, the valve must have got sticky in the guide.
Like yourself, I’ve always seen those caps as four extra chances to break down.
I can’t argue with your logic, but then again I can’t think why that shudda happened.
I’ve been wondering if the fouling of the copper rocker box base gasket and the missing cap are linked... maybe the fouling got tight, and momentarily held the pushrod before it freed off with a jolt, a jolt big enough to dislodge the cap?
We‘re shootin’ in the dark though.
I rarely get it up past 6k. Its old. Odd thing though when we changed the pushrod seals....found the copper head gasket with a nice scorched rip through it and it hadn't affected the running at all. I'm surprised I didn't break down.
Head steady can cause rocker box gasket crush when chassis is torqued by road loads.