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Monday, September 2, 2013
After the initial start-up of the OW01,
I haven't had time to get back down and see if I could get the bike running longer.
Tonight I went down to the bike and had another go.
This time, she started up and I managed to keep the bike running for a few minutes.
Everything seemed to be going well, but suddenly a really nasty sound was heard. A really high pitched screech, but it wasn't a constant.
I took the cam cover off and couldn't see any issues. But there is an issue for sure.
By all accounts I'm guessing it's going to be a proper issue....no idea what as head, but I reckon step one will be to whip the head off.
As I've never heard that sound previously, I'm clueless as to what the damage could be.
a) the sound wasn't there until after I kept her running for a few minutes.
b) the sound wasn't there any other time when turning over the engine- until she started and ran for a while.
it's only happening at a certain degree of when the engine is turning over...
Valve? Piston ring? spring? seized something?