JamesPal wrote:ancientdad wrote:ericheath wrote:Well the ultimate bamboozle here a few years ago was a guy who bought a running bike. It was running rough, checked compression and zero on a cylinder. Pulled the head and the motor had been disassembled, a piston removed, reassembled with no piston or rod, and sold as a runner.
You never no.
Wow - that took some serious cojones. My Dad told me of a car engine (straight 8) that he worked on back in the day that had been done like that, but a bike... man.
Tom, good to see you. Back in the day my dad had to pull a piston out of his Model T. He said it ran a little rough but he drove it around for a few months. At 20 HP on a good day, I'm not sure how much was left on 3 cylinders.
I cannot imagine anyone going to the trouble of taking a piton and rod out of a Goldwing engine and putting it back together.
Jim, I think at 20 hp, the less it had the less there was to lose... yeah, me getting here was a twist of fate that came from the VJMC get-together last Sunday and me seeing Wog's bike there. He joined at HT too, but as of a little while ago he hadn't posted yet. Good to see you too, Jim - but I should have guessed you'd be here.