Hmm now what (A Rebore!)

  • @Calum It had a few small nicks, but was a whole load better looking than the other. Got it from where I bought the bike, it was the best 3mb he had, got loads of the more restrictive ones though.

    Sadly no snaps NINJA, I think maybe it's a slightly older head as it had 3mb and Yamaha embossed on the top of it which the other does not

  • @Pablo13 COOL so long as it works fine, then your good_to_go!!!!!!!!!! 😁

  • @Pablo13 If the other one did not have 3MB stamped on the head then it wasn't a 3MB head. Yamaha used the 3MB all the way till they discontinued the engine. I had a few non-stamped heads and run run on my dt.

    The majority of power is made or lost in the head, so it is important to get it right, but I am surpised you noticed it. I would have felt you would have needed a dyno...make sure the bike is setup right. I fear something else may be amiss and might be a little expensive

  • @NINJA yeah I got a bad exhaust so it's not making that much power really. It's got a whole lot of torque and I get very good gas mileage.

  • It's still basically the same 🙄

    Gotta be something else....not much left really, CDI, crankcase seals or clutching at straws for an extremely worn carb?

    I've never inspected the reeds and the exhaust is a bit of an unknown, so could both be causing possible issues and shouldn't be overlooked.

    Got a second hand CDI winging its way to me to rule that out. I'll do that and go from there....

  • @Pablo13 I would start simple, have you checked the plug or did you fit a new one? Perform a plug chop to see what the condition of the plug is, which will give you some clues as to what is happening. 😉

  • @NINJA I've been doing plug chops but nothing untoward has been spotted, here is the most recent, was a new plug when the new piston went in

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    And here is the old head with no casting on top, yet the heads dome defo isnt the restrictive head

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    And the new fitted
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    I cant see anything wrong with the plug, but feel free to chime in 😉

  • I never said restrictive, just that it isn't a 3MB. It's odd that's for sure. I've had a few in the past, and the belgarda models are stamped P.

    I think they must not be Yamaha heads or something. There must be a difference. And difference in Squish could be unnoticeable to the eye.

  • @Calum So there are other heads apart from them two, cool I didn't now 😉

    At least the whole top end can be ruled out now, plus ive got a spare head to play with, so not all bad. Just need to get to the bottom of this issue once and for all.

    At this rate I'll have a nice stash of spares 😂

  • @Pablo13 Got 4FU heads as well, squish is noticeably different on them.

    And the SP heads, which are O-Ring???

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