hi, a week ago the front can chain tensioner on my honda xl1000 varadero packed up. the cams went out of sync with the crank and after removing the cam cover and getting the cams re-aligned to where they should be, for tdc, the inlet valves are not where they should be, with the gap beteen the cam and the valves lifters being about 7 - 8mm.
i'm working on the assumption that the piston has come up and punched the valves bending them. i intend to remove the cylinder head to assess the damage but wonder if it's worth the effort.
if the valves have punched the piston, doesn't that also mean that the piston has punched the gudgeon pin, the gudgeon pin has punched the conrod, the conrod has punched the crankshaft and the crankshaft has punched the bearing shells.
is it worth just repairing the cylinder head if the piston looks okay, or am i better of considering the difference in cost of having the engine totally stripped and buying another engine.
will a vtr1000 engine fit, are the electrics the same?? i know i'd have to set up a hydraulic clutch, thats not a problem.
there is a late 2008 xl1000 engine on ebay at the moment but that's designed for fuel injection, could i get that to fit??