A few more questions if you dont mind...........
My parts eventually arrived and I put the cylinder head and a new water pump back on, but I seemed to have made two monumental mistakes somewhere in the process.
I thought I had adjusted the timing chain correctly, but on starting the engine the timing is clearly way out and the bike was running very hot. Does anyone have a simple way to describe how to correctly adjust the timing chain?
Secondly, after changing the oil and the filters and running the engine for less than five minutes, I checked the oil level again. Water has again mixed in with the oil. I took the cylinder head off again and the head gasket seems fine. Because I didnt have a torque wrench I had adjusted all the bolts by hand, and they seemed very firm. Is it possible that if the bolts are not tightened sufficiently, water could leak again? If so, and someone has the correct tensions to hand, would you mind posting them here, as I dont have a workshop manual on the road!
Lastly, although I havent checked it yet, I thought that maybe the base gasket had blown as well - anyone have any experience with this failing as well?