Project 462cc

With the Hitchcock piston arriving here first we look forward to having our oldest Himalayan with over 30.000km on the odo converted. This bike gets a full head overhaul with the new cylinder and piston while the crankshaft remains untouched. Rumors are that part of the engine is the most robust and good for about 100.000km.

The piston is made by the reputed UK company Omega Pistons with rings from NE Europe (made in Germany). The gasket which has to be purchased separately is a US product from a company named Cometic.

There is some doubt from the Italian faction that it will work, citing the cylinder wall remaining only having a 2 mm thickness left. I guess we will know after the boring and sleeving is done.

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