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The world's only V-twin Isuzu

Did more work on the bike today. Very close to having it back together.

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Mmm. Engine!

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Left: new tensioner. Right: broken-ass tensioner. The crank bolt holding the flywheel on was severely overtorqued which set us back several hours.

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The timing chain flopping around did some machinework to my block... that’s pretty neat but far from the most severe I’ve seen in one of these engines.

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I got sick of these leaky horrible flex pipe things.

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There is no way this is going to fit but I can just run open headers until I’m able to get a pipe bent or just bend that tip on a pipe bender. Or hammer the shit out of the whole thing to make it fit and then wrap it with titanium exhaust wrap so nobody can see the dents... hmm...

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In my dreams this is how it fits. Which is bullshit, it won’t come close, but I can hope.

Other things I did: tilted the handlebars back slightly for #comfort, replaced the mechanical water pump seal, freshened up a bunch of other seals in the engine, and generally operated under the probably false assumption this used stator coil is worth a shit. Tomorrow we find out

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