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Removing Engine

Going to pull the engine for an overhaul. Engine smokes after it warms up and the compression test wasn't great. Leak down was within spec but in the upper end of the acceptable range. I am going to pull the engine and see what the bores look like.

Looking for hints, tips and allegations for removing the engine.

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http://www.rc51.info/index.php?page=service

Here is a service manual if you don't have one.



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Yes thanks I do have a PDF of the manual on my computer. I am curious about experiences from people who have done this before and discovered something not covered by the manual etc. Pulled a lot of engines in both bikes and cages there is always someone out there who has figured out some little trick to help yourself out. Thanks for the link anyway.

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Never had the pleasure to pull one out...but the ones I have seen, can't be hard.


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Pulled mine by just following the manual
Just need the special tools to get the castle nuts off
I made mine out of some sockets

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Pulled mine by just following the manual
Just need the special tools to get the castle nuts off
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Fuck dude....how about some pictures of your tool.......



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Got it stripped down and just waiting on the tool to remove the engine mount hardware. I did consider cutting down some cheap sockets but decided for $40 just to get the proper tool................

So far so good! The real info I will need will have to wait until I can get into the engine.


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Have you considered just replacing the motor? Less hassle and these motors are normally bulletproof. Got mine for 425 to my door runs flawlessly. Madbuyer I will post some pics of the ground socket. It wasn't pretty but worked. Also Honda dealer let me buy theirs and return it prior to my Frankenstein creation

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You'll need something to support the frame since the swingarm has to come out as well (also a good time to check the swingarm bearings and seals).
With aftermarket (non-hinging) rearsets, it's convenient to use a couple of jack stands to up prop the bike.
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