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I had JUST hit my 500 mile break in when I blew my rear head gasket. I had to drive it about a mile farther to get to a safe place for me and my bike. I just hope I didn't cause any more damage. I guess I'll pull the cam cover to make sure I didn't damage the cams, seems like a lot of noise coming from the rocker arms on the rear head.
I'll be giving Hammer a call for new gaskets if I can't re-use them.

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Sounds like more than a head gasket.
There shouldn't be any problems at the first 500 miles unless something didn't go right with the install.
Then lots of questions come to mind.
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Sounds like more than a head gasket.

There shouldn't be any problems at the first 500 miles unless something didn't go right with the install.

Then lots of questions come to mind.
Yea, I think I know what I did/didn't do during the I stall... Totally my fault. I just gotta tear into it now.

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560 cams, look for witness marks in the underside of the rocker box also unless you've already clearance them.
Inspect each part as you take it down.
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560 cams, look for witness marks in the underside of the rocker box also unless you've already clearance them.

Inspect each part as you take it down.
Yea, I clearanced them before putting them in.

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