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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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So all this talk of power has me in the mood to mod and winter sounds like the right time. Whats your thoughts on locating a jug and head. It sure would be nice to have those parts. I could go 685, get cams and do the head work and then bolt it on. What do you think is my best bet for a head and jug, Ebay or something?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-11-2012, 03:44 PM
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I think e-bay would be your best bet, unless you get lucky at a place like this.

Might be worth a call. Never know.

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I think e-bay would be your best bet, unless you get lucky at a place like this.

Might be worth a call. Never know.

T
I think e-bay also Tom. However the graveyard is a good idea that I did not think of. I dont know how but the link provided is really just the other side of town from me. Nice move...
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IMHO....when you find a head that you are interested in off any site anywhere....you MUST get detailed pics of the cam bearing surfaces both top and bottom. Especially the exhaust cam surfaces as this is usually the first place damage will occur when the engine is run low on oil. If these surfaces are not almost like new....run away!
The cylinder isn't as important so to speak...but again a good set of detailed pics is a good idea for deep scratches or scores in the sleeve which may not make the sleeve machinable to the 685.

Just saying.....when things are unusually cheap or a great deal there is always something up....I have found...becarefull!

A good head will set you back the cost of doing the machining for the larger valves if not cost of the valves as well.....so it comes down to why? Sure if you want a spare so to speak.....but if your bike is being put away for the winter months, why spend the funds when those funds could go into more machining etc to get your engine further up the performance ladder.....? I have thought the same thing and have chosen to spend the money on parts I know to be perfect before doing the work. My own.

Now I do have a spare engine but that took a few years to get....I parted a wreck out and kept some parts, also some people have left parts here not wanting them again and I have resurected them....but still never have purchased parts just to mod to save the time the bike is down.

Spend the funds on mods not down time....it doesn't take that long once you get motivated......seriously.

Hope this helps....

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I guess I have to admit that my impression of Kansas and Missouri is that it is a vast plain where nothing is ever thrown away and rust never sleeps, so there must be a lot of cool stuff laying around. I Googled "Kansas city Motorcycle Salvage" and was surprised that was the only place.

Where do old motorcycles go to die?

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Some bored artist is buying them all up and making a statement!

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