Suffice to say it needed top end work. Seized rings and a blown head gasket. The cylinder was nicked up a bit from the rings sitting and corroding for so long. This picture is from *after* stone honing it. To get it any better, he'd need a machine shop or to replace it. But it all worked out.
The bike fired right up after just a second of cranking and ran perfectly. Didnt even smoke. So while its not an OEM level top end resto job, it got this workhorse back on the road for a much lower price. And dual sport guys will tell you, small issues often will work out in the end.
Check out the latest issue of @dirtbikemag to read about my journey to Nepal.
Thanks a lot @fxrmoto @gopro @cxmotorcycle and @offroadnp @armoredgraphixinc and @top1oilusa for making this trip happen.
Here’s my version of Jurassic World. ————————————————————————
You wouldn’t know it from this picture but it’s late fall and nearly winter! Some of the puddles I came across were iced over, and some of the trails were so frosted over it looked like snow. The first 8 miles of the day took me nearly 2 hours because I kept stopping to take pictures and enjoy the scenery, the last 17 miles took me about two hours because I was trying to finish the loop I had planned. The slick clay, leaves, and mud kept my progress slow. I ended up finishing out last few miles on open dirt road, the 40 degree temps ensuring that I was nearly frozen by the time I got back to the truck. Just living up to the name, because yesterday was definitely an adventure.