Well the new engine is in and running, its been quite a learning curve we had the engine in a out quite a few times because I couldn't get the
chassis engine mount bolts to start but the 3rd time the engine was taken out my dad noticed the mounts on the gearbox case are not taped from the
factory, the bike must use really long bolts doh
Hopefully someone will be able to answer this one, R1 owners out there is it normal for these engines to breathe heavily at the moment ive only got a
little K&N filter on the breather and im getting fumed out and small amount of oil is getting past the filter. I'm hopefully doing a
trackday at the end of the month and I'm thinking it needs a proper catch tank and a return to the carbs/air filter to draw the fumes away, what
have other people done to get around this problem?
The only other problem i've got is the clutch is slipping at high rpm but i'm going to fit the clutch from the old engine as that was ok,
i've not tried yet but can i get the clutch cover off with out removing the engine cradle ???
got two new gaskets for the baffled sump
engine in all plumbed and running
Finally fitted the quick shifter but I've not set it up yet
I've got a 5pw r1 engine in my MNR and after its winter layup there was a lot of smoke/fumes coming from the breather the first few times it was
started up. I done a bit of googling and this seems to be normal if its been sitting for a while, so could be the same reasons for yourself.
It might be worth investing in a catch tank if you've not got one that way you can monitor how heavily it is breathing.
Well done on getting your car sorted so quick. I'm pretty sure if my engine pops the car will be off the road till the following year at the
Another thing to check with clutch is that the cable outter is seated correctly still one of my fave MNR's
Taller than your average Guy !
Management is like a tree of monkeys. - Those at the top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces. BUT Those at the bottom look up and see a
tree full of a*seholes .............
Just noticed your comment on the breather, I get a bit of vapour from mine, used to have the same filter as you but I've just fitted a cheapy
oil catch tank (£20 from ebay)
The new engine you've bought wasn't the freshly rebuild item that was for sale was it?
I had a interesting day at Lydden Hill on Saturday, one my bonnet clips came undone on the 2nd lap pulled of and a nice marshal put it back down for
me. Went back out and did 10 or so laps later and this happened down the start / finish strait
Strangely tho because I wasn't the only MNR Vortx and the other one had the same problem but lucky he's bonnet didn't come off.
Lots of gaff tape later......
Lucky the bonnet didn't hit any other car's but it did rip the air filter off and smashed wing mirror
I have emailed MNR about a replacement bonnet so hopefully its not to expensive