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Dave, You can't just knock a guide into some wobbled out hole.
Do yourself a favor and don't make a bad situation worse.
Whats the hurry? Isn't there a machine shop at the airport?
And It's not that far down the hill, if you must, to get it done right....

It's not worth doing if you don't do it right. Look what happened the first try.
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You will need the machine shop to re cut the seat even if you somehow get the guide to stay in there. It will be so far out of concentricity in relation to the guide, it wont seal the valve at all. It will wind up destroying more than you just fixed in a quick hurry. You will have more into new head that needs both guides replaced and two valve seats cut. You are destined for that route anyhow if you attempt what your planning, and you will need to buy a new valve as well once that gets caught up in the collateral damage.
It sucks having your bike down, but this one needs some tooling. Sorry Dave, but this one is inevitable.
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bikes not down mike,this is my spare set of heads.i'm up here in the mountains,no machine shops but I got a good friend up in Wofford heights who builds race cars and motors and is a great machinest with all the machinery so i'll put it in my backpack and take it up to him.i'll get that oversize guide and take it with me.
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