well, finally managed to press the starter button, unfortunately it wasn’t good news. >:(
the engine was knocking like a good un :o,
So the engine is now stripped down, the knocking was coming from a rocker arm that was completely worn out, another 5 of the rocker arms have large chunks of the hard surface missing, but no substantial ware which just seems strange, its as if the surface has just broken up :o , the cams on further inspection, in the daylight, with a magnifying glass are showing very slight pitting on some lobes, which was not noticeable whilst the cams were in the heads.
just bought a set of vf1000r cams and rockers off ebay, (just need the rest of the bike to go with them now) i only bought them for the rockers, what puzzles me is, the “R” cams has quite heavy pitting on some lobes but, 7 out of the 8 rockers are in excellent condition with just one that looks like its been under attack.
so a step backwards,which wasn’t unexpected, and a feeling that im going to have to sprinkle some money on this engine,
will post some pics up soon