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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Good day to you! The dealer called yesterday with the cause of the problem. Thr intake valves are sunken into the guides. Reason unknown at this time. The bike has never been run without an air filter in place. It was run on ethanol/gas when crossing the cornbelt because nothing else was available. The owners manual okays 10% ethanol so that shouldn't be the cause. Parts have been ordered and the dealer has been very helpful. The bike should be up and ready by the time weather turns nice. Until then it will be Bonneville and "Speedy" riding. Will continue with updates as progress is made.
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