I think I broke it...

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Wagman2000
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I think I broke it...

Post by Wagman2000 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:09 am

I took my L9 to France on an 1200 mile round trip to Brittany, and apart from my wrists and butt still healing it did really well for the first 1100...
On the last 60 miles somewhere in Derbyshire though I was unfairly wringing its neck around the Peak District and I lost a cylinder and the engine note changed to a hollow grumble and loss of power. It’s since been brought home as I knew it wasn’t something I wanted to tackle at the side of the road.
I went to turn it over and it ran with the same hollow roughness then stopped dead. Now the engine won’t turn over but you can hear the starter motor straining to do it so it all sounds jammed up inside. A few people I’ve asked said it could be electrical. But I have an image of battered valves and holy pistons in my mind...any ideas where to start tackling this?

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Re: I think I broke it...

Post by banner001 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:14 pm

i answered this in the other thread, but see if it will turn over by hand...if not its cylinder head off...
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