Hi iron.head and welcome aboard.
cool photos, what caused the abnormal wear ? do both engines have approx the same history ?
Has anyone got a UCE head gasket laying around, and might be able to measure the thickness with a dial-caliper, so I can know the distance of the head from the barrel?I just have the head only here right now.
Thank you Ice!Apologies gremlin-I am not sure of the reason of this wear. AFAIK it is due to poor running in.Classic 500's sold in India do not have O2 sensor. Initial bikes suffered from missing/jerking/cold starts issue. RE issued a temporary solution in the form of higher heat range plugs and later Bosch Platinum Plus WR8DP plugs. Ultimately they have remapped all bikes with new maps which have fixed these issues and Platinum Plus is now provided in all C5's from the factory.
Head gasket is 1.0mm. Scott
Phil? From the Phillipines? Really? That is so cool!Scott