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So a week ago after I got done with the top end rebuild on my bike, my rear exhaust pushrod tube was leaking. I was lamenting having to deal with taking apart the rear cylinder since it's tight quarters. I told a couple people it would have been easier if it was the front cylinder since there is a bit more room to work with in the frame. 250 miles in to the break-in period, I notice some oil pooling on top front of the cam box. I got what I asked for. Last night I had to tear apart the front cylinder and replace the o-ring that I cut during assembly that didn't leak for 250 miles.

That said, I was able to finagle the front and rear cylinder heads individually without needing to remove the exhaust pipes. It now takes me a hair under 3 hours to pull the head starting at putting the kickstand down to connecting the fuel line back to the pump.
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Yeah you get good at it. I've had push rod tube leaks after a rebuild till I learned how to put the lower o rings in. They are the ones I had trouble with but not any more.
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Yeah you get good at it. I've had push rod tube leaks after a rebuild till I learned how to put the lower o rings in. They are the ones I had trouble with but not any more.
The first leak was a lower and was cut through the cross section. The second was an upper and cut around the circumference, probably why it took 200 miles to start leaking.
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