Re: 815cc stock parts 750 Build Questions
Thanks for chiming in G86! I attribute your build (and the resulting videos) to getting me off my butt to finally build one of these after many years of salivating over that article.
I believe I have read all your posts on that build but don't think you ever posted the final spacer thickness. I know you had to purchase a new one after an initial miscalculation. I assumed your compression bump from 10:1 to 11:1 was accomplished with additional spacer plate machining. Now that you say you are no longer running any base gasket, maybe that is where your bump came from, rather than additional machining. I'll reread it and see if I missed it. Basically I just don't want to buy too thin a spacer, as shipping and returns and such are not easy for me.
Great news on the base fitting the cylinders, I always thought there was additional machining required here, as you and the article were already splitting cases anyways, not such a big deal to do, so I always assumed it was part of the build.
I have a June target for this bike's completion. It is supposed to be built only with parts I have lying around and the spacer and machining are supposed to be my only cash outlay.