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post #16 of 19 Old 03-16-2017, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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This is good news but it doesn't explain where the oil came from? Usually that is a sign of catastrophic failure of some component.
Yeah, I can't tell where it came from and don't want to risk putting it back together and it not working. Soooo.... I ordered another engine today. The wife is going to lose it when it shows up lol.
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post #17 of 19 Old 04-23-2017, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, just an update. I rolled the dice on an Ebay long block....

And it's running like a champ!

I had an issue with it running yesterday, but it turns out that during my eagerness to get it back together I didn't tighten the bolts to the tip-over sensor. Took it out on a test ride and it died at speed... the sensor came loose.

I thought it was the fuel pump because it acted like it didn't get fuel (I was right, kinda) and saw the sensor hanging there calling me an idiot as soon as I pulled the seat off.

Anyways, thanks everyone for the input. Here she is with my buddies ride during a quick break.
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This is actually how I ended up assembling my old Franken-CBR600 around '95. An FM chassis and FN engine. Both ex-race machinery. One went through the gravel and totalled the chassis, the other threw a con rod through the case. A friend of mine ran a breakers, and I got bestest-friend-ever rates (I think I paid him about £1000 for what was easily about £3 or 4k worth of kit). Bolted them together and instant awesome.

A 2nd hand engine from a private seller is complete luck of the draw. If you get one from a decent breaker, it's very unlikely you'll get screwed. Not if they intend to remain in business, anyway.
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