Oil Pump issue + No compression
OK, so was pretty much on the tail end of my rebuild, got everything back together and ready to start. Attempted to fire up the bike and nothing. Cranks fine, got spark, fuel and air going in...
1st issue I need to fix:
Seems that my oil pump lost it's prime after putting everything back together and sitting for awhile. Notice I wasn't getting any oil coming through when I took the head cover off and saw how dry it was after several attempts to crank/start the engine.
took the oi filter off and it is still dry and empty. Cranked the engine with the filter off. Not getting any oil coming up and out of the spout.
Can I get the pump to prime by pouring oil down the tube the oil filter attaches to?
This is the only thing I can think of to get a prime on the pump without splitting the case again.
I've got no compression on the rear cylinder.
I suspect that I may have messed up the timing and will be giving that a double check when I get home from work in the morning.
I'm pretty sure it's not the rings as I've got brand new ones on the piston, same as the front and that's fine. Also, the valves are freshly lapped and ground smooth and clean. Did a leak test with some alcohol when I had the heads on my bench and nothing leaked past the valves. They have all new oil seals as well.
So, this leads me to believe that it's a timing issue... I guess I'll find out soon enough.
......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.
*2014 VN900 Custom (16,200 miles and counting)