Old faithful lost compression and had a base gasket leak anyway. Why on earth would Suzuki ever put a paper base gasket on a single cylinder 650 is a mystery to me. Of course I have a 2000 and they went to metal on the 2004’s. So here’s where I’m at. After years of wrenching on multi cylinder 2 strokes it’s freaking comical to me how big the bore is on this bike. And they used to make an 800! Oh and yes, that’s my blood on there. No harm. Just a knick.
Please hang in there, I’ll have some regular posts up shortly.
Here she is in happier times. Soon to return!