GL1000 low compression after rebuild
From frozen piston to a complete tear down, I changed main bearings, primary chain, new rings, honed cylinders and more. Now the bike is all back together, and started fine.
No black, blue/gray or white smoke. No back firing.But the problem is all cylinder have a low reading. They all have same reading of 80 psi.
the tester itself is not reliable from harbor freight (cheap). It has a long rubber hose, and it reads different when I use the short metal tube(around 120).
The procedure was:
Battery fully charged
All spark plugs removed
kill switch on
choke open(knob down)
I put a little of oil inside the pistons, and the reading went up slightly. This is not a good sign as it for sure something wrong with the I honed it or placed the rings. I checked the ring gaps and made sure they are 180 apart when assembled.
Does anyone went through all this before?
I thought I would get a big number since the rings are new, but it's acting as if the bike was sitting for 20 years.
I left it running for sometimes while diagnosing electrical issues. And rode it around the block. Made it to 3rd gear. Didn't want to go fast just incase something happens.
Any advice will be appreciated.