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My motor is missing & I found anonmatalic or atleast nonmatalic

My motor is missing & I found anonmatalic oratleast ait isn"t magnetic shavings in the oil .

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  • farlen67 Feb 25, 2009

    does this mean I would have to rebuild ?

  • farlen67 Feb 25, 2009

    Do u happen to know where I can get the parts for an 86 zl900 a2 ?


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This is a very bad sign and usually means the pistons have been scarred by a foreign object or you bearings have worn beyond usability. you should not run the bike while it is like this as it will progressivly get worse till it seizes up completely

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    scott rimmer Feb 25, 2009

    im afraid yeah with new bearings? there is unfortunatley very few ways of getting anything into the sump other than oil. if it is metal and sticking to the plug it will def be bearings and if not usually piston ring which is equivilent to above. really sorry have to tell ya. i myself have a kawasaki zxr 636 with full skimmed head and all the trimmings but i only installed all the trimmings due to mismanagement of my standard engine and sufferedc same problems?

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    scott rimmer Feb 26, 2009

    i do know a very talented stunt rider who has his own bike repair business in the flyde but not sure he will be able to help you or not really. you might have heard of him. names : neil porter and phone numner is 07971798614 very nice and very knowledgable in the art of repairs. good luck friend.


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