I do have an old can of Clover compound kicking around, course and fine, I'm looking forward to the lapping process and with any luck getting a really good seal, I did the clean solvent seal test where you fill the intake/exhaust ports and check for leaks, in the dirty condition it failed miserably, I think I'll try it again in the clean condition just to see what happens.
Yeah it's gonna run awesome ! I'm expecting a bit more of everything, power, torque and a bit quicker throttle response, the Arrow pipe I installed last fall woke it up real nice so after a rebuild it's gonna be sweet :-) I hope you add lots more km to your bike before you have to rebuild.
You must have a lot of experiance if you were doing top ends at 15 ! this thing tried starting I could hear it firing but with only 55lbs of compression even a Yamaha won't run. I'll be keeping an eye open for the "forward" arrow on the new slug.
I agree I can't believe the carbon on that one exhaust port I've never seen anything like it, the buildup on the valves resembles something with 300.000km, I think I may have found my answer today when I measured the ring end gaps :-( I'll post a pic and a few specs.
Glad your all enjoying the pics.