Thanks for the input guys, and all very helpful...I will report back more after various tests. If anyone knows a good brit bike mechanic in Tucson AZ, please let me know!. Also any good book resources out there would be appreciated!
It has 5000 miles on it... according to the manual, it's just about time to decarbonize anyway!It's a fun project. I'm just relieved the block and head look good.Can I use a regular valve tool on the head or do I need to buy a special tool to remove and reseat the valve?