Hello all! OK, here is my dilemma:
I recently puchased an 02 954 from this kid. Bike was beautiful, took it for a test run and all was fine. Driving it back home on the freeway (only going 60) suddenly red light came on the dash and next thing I knew the rear tire locked up, and I was fishtailing all over the freeway....
When I finally got the bike to stop, smoke was billowing from the bike....I threw a rod.
So I guess the kids I got it from did some engine work and did a bad job on a gasket causing all the oil to leak out, causing low oil pressure and eventually throwing the rod and locking the engine. Sigh....
So what I did was rebuild the engine. Ordered new cases, found that #2 piston and rod was totally decimated. So additionally to replacing the piston and rod, I ordered a new crankshaft also. Replaced all gaskets, screws, journals....and other items outlined in the service manual. All seemed to go rather smoothly.
Upon completion of the case assembly, assuring that I set up the timing properly, I installed the engine back into the bike. Double and triple checked all of my coolant and electrical connections. Added coolant, oil, and new gas.
Moment of truth.....hit the start button.....engine cranks over....but never starts. Checked battery....little weak. So pulled battery off of my fiancÚ's R6 and tried again....same result. Pulled plugs and checked spark...all sparked, but was fouled with gas. Cleaned off all plugs and tried again....still no fire...
I pulled the timing cap off and verified that the engine was not seized again....and it was rotating. There was smoke coming out of the crancase breather, timing cap and exhaust....not thick smoke....but whispy trails of light grey smoke that smelled a little of oil. Could be the assembly lube and oil I used to pre lube during assembly...?
So if anyone can chime in with their expertise, I would greatly appreciate it!