Few years ago my s1 stripped the oil pump drive gear 1 months into me owning it just before going to TT. I replaced the gear for bronze upgrade, cleaned up debrie but put faith in god as did not have time to strip engine to make sure crankcase was clear of debrie. 1200 miles later the oil pump picked up a bit of the old gear which siezed and stripped the bronze gear. I parked it at the back of the garage and didn't touch it for 2 years (apart from robbing the v&h can off it for streetfighter i built).
Now to present day, I've stopped sulking and forgiven the bitch and want to get all buelled up again! i've got the engine out and stripped and find on closer inspection the damaged doesn't end with just a stripped pump gear and oil pump. It must have picked up some of the debrie between the cam gears as all the cam bush's in the crankcase are worn (I wriggle the cams up and down). All the cam bush's in cam cover seem A good close fit though. The worst bit is I've got a small crack in the crankcase about 3mm long at 10 o'clock on front cylinder inlet cam hole and bush is not a tight fit in caseing. I think I'm going to have to have the crankcase welded and bored to oversize and have oversize bush machinedup and replace the other worn bush's and have it line reamed.
I would think maz and tubbs could deal with this but I'm miles away in w.london. i've got a few doors to knock on in mind but i wonder if any of you know anyone with the kit to do the line reaming in london. That completes my tale of woe.
. i'm going in the corner to cry now.