Managed to acquire a used R1 2001 engine from a fellow forumer and haven't really gotten down to splitting it apart due to my exams. Well, exams are over now! Will update my progress as i get along. Items on agenda:
1. Piston Rings
2. Rod Bearings
3. Inspect Gear teeth (particularly the 2nd gear)
4. Install new Clutch Basket and assorted plates
5. Replace Timing Chain
6. Valve Clearance
My current R1 engine has a cracked block, releasing fumes from the crankcase which cannot be routed to the airbox. It's burning engine oil at a rough rate of 100ml per 2000km. In layman speak, my bike smokes a lot at stop-lights as the unfiltered smoke is routed to the bottom. I smell of engine oil after every ride.
Anyhoo.. welcome to my room, pardon the mess.
my cat is sleeping in that box on the mattress:
Engine with the cylinder head cover removed.
Double camshafts with the cam covers. One cam controls the intake (total of 12 valves) and the other controls the exhaust (8 valves). It's a 20 valve engine. Headache..
Cylinder head removed, with 4 piston heads visible. The black parts are the carbon and unburnt petrol that have to be scraped off. The gap between the combustion chamber and the outer block is the water jacket where the coolant flows during operation.
Engine with the visible cylinder head and valve train contained within it.
The clutch assembly on the left and the timing chain visible on the right, with the pickup rotor. Part of the con-rod is visible thru the peep-hole. Not sure about the condition of the clutch on this bike yet, but i already purchased a new assembly.
Currently need to get a flywheel holding tool to hold the clutch basket and prevent it from rotating to remove the other rotary parts of the engine. Will update once there's progress. Stay tuned!