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post #1 of 85 Old 09-13-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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So a few days ago I purchased a 2006 DL1000 with only 18k miles on it for 1,800 greens.



The downside? The engine is busted.

PO managed to break the front cam chain, bent the valves and who knows what else went kaput inside that poor cylinder... so I'm calling that motor a complete loss... almost.

Anyway, I registered at here and posted my situation. Within minutes Snownut, who lives just miles away, PM'd me and told me something like "hey, I have a DL1000 engine sitting in my garage, other than a broken camshaft gear, it works nice and smooth." ;D

So I went, brought the engine home, cleaned it and inspected it.





The broken gear:




So now I just need to open the original busted engine, take the camshaft out, install it into the new engine and mount it on the bike.


I'll post pics and updates here.
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post #2 of 85 Old 09-13-2012, 11:28 AM
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Good for you, seems you are well on your way to a running 1000!

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So I'm stripping her down to remove the broken engine and install the new one, and upon inspection this is what I found:

Throttle body, front intake:



Looks fine.








Throttle body, rear intake:




Something is very wrong. There is a nasty, thick layer of dirt covering it all.
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Reason why the engine got toasted "dirt and gunk got in", you need a major clean-up of that.

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What would you recommend as a cleaning solution (once everything is taken apart)?

You think a regular carbs cleaner spray would do?



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Yes. The spray will do good.
I would be concerned as to where the rest of that gear is.
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Thanks, I'll use the spray cleaner then.

I already opened the generator cover on the engine with the broken gear and flushed everything, including any oil deposits and I couldn't find any gear pieces. I want to think that the previous owner already took 'em out.


I'm going to be using the "new" engine (the one I got with 37k miles and the broken gear) but I still want to fix the original one (the one with 18k miles and busted chain/valves) just for the fun of it.


I'll keep you guys updated on the progress.


Thanks again for your help and advice.
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It would be great to do a pictorial follow-up. Some of us love to see inside the motor!
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It would be great to do a pictorial follow-up. Some of us love to see inside the motor!
I'll try. When I'm doing mechanics I get so into what I'm doing that I usually forget to take pictures.
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I can relate to that!
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