Cam cover leaking

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Gravel trap, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    On commute home last night had a loud pop .I thought I had run over a drink bottle or something (I was watching a taxi all over the place andon his phone). Bike ran fine rest of trip no high temp or power loss . Got home parked it kit off then put her up on the paddock stands and optimate on and oil over side of fairing quick look and noticed front left cam half moon of gasket poped out. I strippd bike cleans refitted and checked levels breathers ECT all fine ride in ok this morning and after 13 miles it' popped again. Being in garage till 2 am for nothing is not helping my mood.
     
  2. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    So stator has gone .three mile push to work as no phone I'd left it at work day before yes. Got rac with be moto so on the wagon this evening to get me home . Going to be a busy weekend . Stator should be easy enough to change I did one on my r6 but I'll need to do cam cover too and its a right pain . Oh well still love the old girl.
     
  3. nigelrb

    nigelrb Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    386
    Wow, that's a major pain in the butt.

    You'll probably finish it just in time for a rainy Sunday:(.
     
  4. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    I am at work sat so Sunday is a garage day . Hey it might not rain on Monday on trip to work right surely we have had all the years rain already
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
  6. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    New stator fitted battery has been on optimate and it started fine. I'e now striped off tank air box and flaps injectors the coolant drained and rad is off . I'l Chuck some paint on it as it' not enjoyed the snow. I'l replace it when I can afford. Cam gasket is arriving Tuesday or Wednesday so I'll rebuild when it gets here. Bloody bottom rad mount snapped off sump so I'll try some instant metal to fix before I source another sump.
     
  7. hitch

    hitch New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    74
    Far Canal ...state of that old stator :eek:

    Sounds like it's progressing well.
    Keep the pcs coming, I like things like this not the misfortune to others, but the strip down and insight into stuff we don't normally see.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. nigelrb

    nigelrb Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    386
    Glad to help out, Hitch.

    Here's an SP2 tubeless valve cap:

    Valve Cap.jpg
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. hitch

    hitch New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    74
    Hahaha, very funny. :p:rolleyes:
     
  10. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    Sorry havent taken any more pics been busy rebuilding whilst trying to keep my 8 year old entertained. Daddy can I have this we no it' a torque wrench.daddy what' that oh it' a fuel injector no don' hit it with those pliers oh where are you going with that axe .
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  11. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    Just got it all back together. And run up. Going to have some tea and let it cool down and I'll check the fluids and do a test run then body work back on and hopefully she' ready to go.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ok so did a 4 mile test and no fluid leaking and temp fine. Checked fluid level and ok so rest of the fairing back on . I always like to check check and check again when I've had a rad off. I chucked some paint at the rad as it looked terrible but realise due to fin damage I need a new one. Cam cover didn' leak so hope all ok for tomorrow and when new gasket does get here I'll change it when I do valve clearances.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. nigelrb

    nigelrb Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    386
    Well done on the cam cover.

    Perhaps you'll consider a rad guard when you install your new rad? About 75 quid inc VAT.
     
  14. Gravel trap

    Gravel trap New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    11
    I've got one already but thanks.
     

Share This Page