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20-10-2017 XB12 engine problem, cylinder stud part

16-11-2017 - 20-10-2017 XB12 engine problem, cylinder stud part trois ( AKA the hone job from Hell ;-) )

time to fix this mishap. first rotate the engine and get the cam cover off 

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clutch cable loose 

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front mount loose

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top parts off

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engine down and header removall 

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front rocker cover of 

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timing pick up of 

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this is the oil pump damage 

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breather line loose 

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and cover of , removed the sparkplugs and put the rear cylinder in bdp sp there is no pressure on the valve springs 

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pinion gear off

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eeeehhh.. no sign off the bearing retaining ring.. i think i can safely say it was not mounted, and the pinion shaft crank bearing came out.. dhammm

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striping the bike further to take the engine out to inspect the crank

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clutch cable of and i need to get the bike over to a other lift 

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cylinder studs part trois... last time... next will be new cases 

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getting familiar . coil of

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tensioner off to remvoe the exhaust 

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side plate off for engine rotation 

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removeinr the exhaust 

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and headers front nuts loose 

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w-brace loose

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and droping the engine 

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rear header nuts out 

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and intake manifold loose 

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coil bracket 

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and top wire harness guide

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rocker cover of 

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and rocker box loose 

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head bolt out 

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head gasket was compressed good 

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pushrod cover loose 

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and protecting the lifter bores from debris falling in

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cylinder pulled off and taken the piston out 

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removeing the 2 left rear studs.. as we no longer trust these ( the right studs have failed to many time s on this bike, still wondering what the history is and what has been done to this bike for the studs to fail like this

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studs out .. and taping of to dril the big serts repair

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needed to trun down the dril bit so i could use a small drill , no room for the big one 

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but it works

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chamfering tool also reduced the diameter off the shaft so i can clamp it in a 3/8 chuck 

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tapping in the hold it staight tool helper . keeping you eye on the rear studs also helps.. if the threads are of a little to much you will get issues mounting 

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1 in feeling goos 

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and forming / locking the insert in place

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and 2 down and locked... next week stacking things up again.. and test riding longer rides to get the bike totaly warm to inspect if the sweating base gaskets are over 

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