Retouch or repaint?

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malmac
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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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What a bit of bad luck.

Given the symptoms, unfortunately it is not likely to be a five minute fix.
If you leave the bike in neutral, can you turn the engine over using the front crankshaft bolt?

That would tell you if the engine is seized up.
If the engine turns over, then I guess it's probably going to require you to pop that gearbox out.

All the best.


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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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malmac wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:18 pm
What a bit of bad luck.

Given the symptoms, unfortunately it is not likely to be a five minute fix.
If you leave the bike in neutral, can you turn the engine over using the front crankshaft bolt?

That would tell you if the engine is seized up.
If the engine turns over, then I guess it's probably going to require you to pop that gearbox out.

All the best.


Mal
Mal, I couldn't turn the engine with the gear box in place, without the GB is turns, no problem.

Yes, the GB is out.
Thanks for writing
San Arthur in San Antonio, Texas
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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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Well at least that has narrowed it down.

We are standing in the foyer of the hospital waiting to find out what happened to our friend.


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