I'm unsure of the history of it, thus my want to replace the rings and etc. I've heard that checking compression should be done at WOT...with this engine being detached, does that mean I need to hook some carbs up to it, or is there a separate method to checking compression?
It does turn over just fine when jumping the starter motor, I don't hear anything out of the ordinary, but that's just turning over. I was told that merely inspecting the pistons and crankshaft will require me to replace the rings, which is why it's on my list.
I'll definitely look out for the cam followers, and thanks for that thread.
When I finally get around to working on this engine, I'll use this thread, and post lots of pics.
Well...thinking this over.....what does WOT give you? IMO you'd get the same airflow without carbs on.
I'd check the valve clearences and run a compression test on the engine. (to make sure valves are closing all of the way)
I have not had the bottom end apart on my bike so I do not know about it. (my engine's bottom end is untouched)
Worse case would be compression test comes out fine. Put the motor in the bike and find out it needs lower end work. IMO it's not that hard to drop the engine.
If you do end up doing the full overhaul, lots of pics please!