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Bike cant rev past 10ooo rpm

Hey there guys i just got my bike back from my mech after he put on some 2nd carby and put some 2nd pistons and barrels and i cant get the bike over 10000rpm it feels like it just losser power and after awhile if i am on the highway it will get worst n i can have full throtel n only be doin 60 ks but the bike doest get 2 hot dont no why they didnt put new rings in

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Hi Brett
If done carefully, second hand gear is ok so long as it has been handled properly, and the second hand top end is a complete kit, of KNOWN origin, you could get away with not replacing the rings, would depend on just how much you wanted to compromise the bikes repair. At any rate, you get what you pay for. New rings is a small cost against having to tear the engine down again if the rebuild ends up with no compression or blowing smoke,.... I would have put new rings in it.. Do a compression check across all cylinders to see if all looks ok. 
If the carbies came of a wrecked bike(as did the other bits, they may well have issues with sitting around/stale fuel. Hopefully your mechanic DID clean up properly and throw in a gasket/service kit for carbueration.
 He may not have included a tuneup in the price for the repairs, and the bike may need this also if the carbs are off another model(exhaust system on doner bike may be different also upsetting the tune). 
I would be going back to the guy that did the work and see what he is prepared to do for you, or cut a deal on tuning the machine up.If you aren't too happy with the outcome you have now, time to find a new mechanic.
Aint nothing like a freshly tuned motocycle;) 
Good luck with getting it sorted, happy to talk to you more. Cheers
regards robotek

Posted on Jan 02, 2009


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