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Nick
Hagerty Employee

Checking engine compression | Kyle's Garage - Ep. 23

 

With all the projects going in the garage, the last thing I needed was another. However, my boss, Jack Baruth, called my bluff after I reckoned I could fix up a tired-looking 1982 Honda Goldwing lurking on Craigslist. Now there's one more machine in my already-full, reasonably-cluttered 2.5-car garage. The bike is running, but it sounds a bit rough, so to determine just what I have gotten myself into, I dove straight into a compression test.

 

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Write2Paul90277
Passenger

You're supposed to hold the throttle wide open in order to get an accurate reading.

Kyle
Moderator

You are correct. That part of the process didn't make the final cut of the video, but holding the throttle full open while cranking does help to raise the compression pressure.