2012 Street Triple R
Figured I put my story in here. I’m in the process of tearing down my engine due to a suspected broken piston rod and possibly bearing. Which likely happened when I turned around in a side gravel road and downed the bike. The clamp from the bar end mirror got pushed/jammed against the throttle as the bar went a little in the dirt/gravel and within seconds the rpm was bouncing off the limiter due to the tire being on free spin. The tire was hitting the gravel slightly and shooting rocks at me in all directions at 13,000rpm. In the 15 seconds of no my bikes down shiiiitt, rocks flying at me, unable to get to the key, what now shiiit shiit oh ya hit the kill switch unseen damage was likely done. Made it home fine that night few scratches broken blinker typical. Next ride about 40kms in cruising smoothly all of sudden the exhaust noise seemed to changes to a tone I’ve never heard before almost like a hole in the headers, checked the vitals all good, then became more like a slight knocking for 5min then louder and louder every 5 minutes or so.. I had to try and get back home on my own due to several reasons but eventually had to pull over sound was terrible and I knew I was doing really bad damage at that point. Long conversations with local engine rebuilders estimated likely $4000 plus in labour and part to repair professionally just going by sound of it, so Haines manual and winter project it is, top end looks good no marks on upper cylinder, valves ok, no shavings in upper, soon to be in the bottom half. This forum has been a great help. Thanks everyone I’ve learnt lots already from this forum so far.