Engine prep

KC Gager kc at brgracing.com
Wed Oct 7 08:19:30 PDT 2009

Before you make a garage monster. How mechanical are you? If you have built
like a car engine, then you should be ok to get after an SV. If you have no
history on the motor. Then every thing is a question. You'll need to take
the whole thing apart. But first get the OEM Repair manual READ IT! The
whole engine section. 2 or 3 times. Or till you're very comfortable with
what you are about to do. Splitting the case is a pain with out the puller.
You can make on out of a 3 whole harmonic puller like you would use on a
Chevy. Once you take the engine apart part you want to replace is main and
rod bearings rod bolts rod nuts piston rings hone the cylinders, cam chains.
Look at the oil pump. Have a GOOD machine shop do a full radius valve job.
Then put it together. That where the fun really starts... or just send it to
BRG and we can built you something fun with a lot less headache :-)
Either way good luck. Be sure you take your time. If you have a question
DOESN'T assume. That ASS of U and ME gets really expensive. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Wendell Crain
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:50 AM
To: SV650
Subject: Re: Engine prep

The part I forgot to mention is the guy I bought this off of had it
sitting in the garage for 2 years. So a minimum of 2 years has gone by
without any moving parts.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM, Wendell Crain <wendellcrain at gmail.com>
> Good morning!
> I recently picked up an engine and bits. My plan is to put together a
> track-only bike for my son. The person I bought the engine from didn't
> really know the history of it, he got it as a spare just-in-case. It
> had canabalized for some screws and a cam chain guide. I've rounded up
> replacements for the missing parts that I've seen. What kind of prep
> should I do for this to get it ready to start? Is there something that
> can be done easily and cheaply to make sure it's going to run? Then if
> necessary, do a tear down and replace bearings and what-not?
> Thanks!
> Wendell

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