HEre is a pic of Jim, he works on the floor at York and builds bikes all day long. He is a super nice guy.
Here is the problem. ELs don't havethe top compression ring on the front piston. The piston melted and compression was seaping past this nasty part of the piston. The exhaust gasses went through the piston into the cases and out the breather. My dad is planning on taking this bike on our alaska trip, so we were going to go through the motor anyways. The burnt piston scuffed the cylinder wall a little bit but it should clean up at .005 over.