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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By BA80
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

HEAVY oil burners will knock but light oil burners will seem fairly normal. (a quart every 100 miles or so)

So, you also had a misfire?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By BA80
There's only one way the oil can get out if it's...

There's only one way the oil can get out if it's not leaking out of the case and that's through the combustion chamber.

BTW Scott, oil would RAISE the octane of the fuel by making it burn slower.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By BA80
Yep, you might have been better off to have just...

Yep, you might have been better off to have just broken the glaze on the cylinder walls rather than honing with the used rings.

What you're describing sounds like the rings weren't making good...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By BA80
I don't even know if cast rings are available for...

I don't even know if cast rings are available for these engines but I do know these things about moly rings are true.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By BA80
You are absolutely correct TC. There should be a...

You are absolutely correct TC. There should be a dot indicating the top of the ring. However, the point I was trying to make is chrome molly rings MUST have a perfect cylinder wall to seat properly....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By BA80
Hmmmmmm........stock size? That means you're...

Hmmmmmm........stock size? That means you're using used cylinders. Did you mic them for out of round and taper wear? Chrome (not just the shiny kind) molly doesn't like either.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By BA80
LOL....Because iron rings seat much easier than...

LOL....Because iron rings seat much easier than chrome molly rings. Pretty much all you need to seat iron rings is a glaze breaker (mulberry bush) but chrome molly needs a real fine finish to seat...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-08-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By BA80
What are you using to hone the cylinders?

What are you using to hone the cylinders?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By BA80
Try both and see which makes the engine happiest....

Try both and see which makes the engine happiest. :rolleyes:

The timing cover is only 4 bolts.;)

If 10 makes it happier I'll adjust mine too.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-01-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By BA80
You need a round to go with those tuits. ;) ...

You need a round to go with those tuits. ;)



79 will be just fine. Pretty much the same as 78.
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