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I just finished reassembly on my first top end rebuild and I am ready to fire it up. Any advice on things to double check before I do so. It is pretty nerve racking wondering if all the time and money I have into this is going to pan out.
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I would make sure it will turn over by hand before I put fire to it. I assume you know but if you don't, plugs out, in 5th gear rotate the rear tire and listen for noise. If none the turn the key.
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I put about 90 miles on the motor today. So far no problems.
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Congrats! I feel your anxiety!... I just did this as well with my blast, that first click was a pucker

I am 275 miles in breaking it in
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I would make sure it will turn over by hand before I put fire to it. I assume you know but if you don't, plugs out, in 5th gear rotate the rear tire and listen for noise. If none the turn the key.
As I look through this forum I find great bits of info , will keep what you say in mind for when I am ready to start my total rebuild
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YEA! She's a runner. Good job.

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I put about 90 miles on the motor today. So far no problems.
And many more miles in the future. Congrats!!
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The ride is good but there is nothing that replaces the moment it fires for the first time, congrats.
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The ride is good but there is nothing that replaces the moment it fires for the first time, congrats.
You got that right. Was one of the most gratifying moments of my life to honest.
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