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PostSubject: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 pm

Well got the news I didn't wanna hear........looks like a engine out n strip.....cam chains and tensioners are the culprits so fingers crossed its all he finds when its apart lol.......
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Oh man that's a bad deal, one of the worst jobs to be done on a Suzuki 800. Sorry to here that mate, still if you have found a good spanner man (as mentioned in another thread) who isn't going to charge you the earth, thats one blessing
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:35 pm

Yea but being good has 1 disadvantage.....he's a perfectionist.....it has to be right...or it don't happen lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:41 pm

Thats a job thats gotta be right so thats a good thing with a job like this
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:10 pm

yea im not complaining just got itchy throttle wrist lol, bought it to ride lol not look sad in a workshop lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:14 pm

Thats sucks Geoff, having a bike in a workshop is torture. Keep us informed of how he gets on with this.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:20 pm

will do hes looking at end of the week before he confirms the cam chain etc, but as hes checked valve clearances etc i think its got a fair chance it will be, thing is will the chain really be stretched that bad at 24000miles????? so is it just tensioners that we change or just kill the credit card n do it all?? looking and reading a few blogs theres a deffinate issue with 06-08 bikes thou.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:27 pm

I would have thought the chain would have been OK, as that is not really very high mileage and would expect it to just be the tensioner but time will tell.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:39 pm

well thats what im hoping....praying .....crossing things lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:31 pm

well things get worse......now we are pricing a rebore etc...1 piston and barrels marked heavily looks like a partial seize.....or cold starting and reviing the nuts off it..so im looking at both pistons and barrels, full set of cam chains and tensioners plus a full gasket set obviously. strange thing tho ive looked at a set on ebay in the usa they have the same scoring marks so is this a comon fault on a 06 bike??
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:44 pm

Bloody hell Geoff, That's a list an half affraid I know where there's a Vulcan going cheap 
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:52 pm

all i keep telling myself is yea we are talking £1000's now not hundreds but when its done it will be right and not bodged, i cant thank the guy i use enough with how much hes letting off on his labour charge....just hope we can bore the barrels and get pistons too or im screwed....
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:28 pm

well final bills in for parts.......£950 plus change.......!!!!!!!!!

    heres the list so far...

2 x oversize pistons
2 x rebore
2 x cam chains
2 x tensioners
cam bolt retainers
cam upper sprockets
4 x piston clips
gasket sets
oil,filters,plugs etc

only a few bits lol but when its done its goona be a crackin engine. labours on top of all that then theres mot,indicators,new l/h switches just to get her road worthy.
maybe il make augusts rallys id like to make no bull at the end of august, but we will see
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:38 am

Oh man that sucks, sorry to read that but your going to love her all the more when she is ship shape and Bristol fashion
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:42 pm

Crikey Geoff thats bad news, may as well get him to check the valve clearance while he is in there
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:52 pm

well its update time, went to see the devistation at the weekend, OMG the barrels were scored the pics make it look good lol, all parts are here, barrels have been done and should be getting all back together over the next few days. new led indicators and 2nd ebay switches got too so i estimate end of this month to be on the road.....so im gonna be at no bull thank god...and autum nabd....then its rumn in time and dyno with the new pipes, just in time for winter lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:10 pm

Glad to hear it's on the mend Geoff and getting nearer the time of putting back together  If it's any consolation? Summer came a month late, so hopefully it'll end a month late.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:31 pm

it can rain,snow do wot it likes mate il still be on it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:43 pm

Reallly pleased the end of the tunnel is finally in sight my friend, thats good news
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:00 pm

well thought id update a little, the engines done and in the frame tonight.....yes finally! the docs got a hernia lol them engines are heavy lol, tomoro its finish up and service items. then its fire up...the end is in site i can see it in the distance lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:41 pm

Glad to hear the good news Geoff  I bet you can't wait to fire it up tomorrow Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:51 am

Fingers crossed then, good luck for the final leg.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:07 pm

Hope alls gone well today for you Geoff 
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:02 pm

finally it went today, started fine ran perfect.......but untill i can source a airbox i still cant use it....if i ever meet the idiot who did all this im gonna slap him silly lol. all back together bar indercators going on due to nowhere to put the rears atm, and fronts wont fit the forks....i guessed the size n got it wrong so thats the next headache
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:39 pm

So to be clear as I got confused from another post, it is the airbox for this 800 you require.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:59 pm

Yes m800 mate mines been hacked about and is useless
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:52 pm

well she only when and flew thru her mot today.....mr happy bunny here is going to get her back sat morning, new indicators bought and on route.....so just the airbox to do somthing with. few bits missing still but sod it shes fighting fit.....
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day in the garage, cam chains and tensioner    Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:01 am

That,s great to read
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