The magazine's Honda XR650R is slated for remote field service and use as an HD video platform. Reliability is essential. I ran a compression test when the engine refused to start. The results became an HD video how-to when I moved from the simple compression test to a full-fledged cylinder leak down test. Want to know more about a leak down test? Click here for the 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network feature and details!
High cylinder leakage called for a top end inspection and repairs. I moved to a tear down, part of the top engine rebuild. Both the tear down and the rebuild/reassembly will be covered at the magazine as HD video 'how-to'.
At left is the cylinder leak down test covered in the HD video how-to. At right is the actual top engine tear down, part of the current rebuild. See both HD videos at the magazine for details!
Here is Part 1, the top engine tear down: http://www.4wdmechanix.com/Honda-XR650R-Motorcycle-Upper-Engine-Rebuild-Part-1-Tear-Down-How-to.html.
Expect more details as the sublet work and reassembly become Part 2 of the how-to HD video series!