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Offline Davelu88

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Tearing bike down
« on: June 13, 2022, 08:26:03 PM »
Hi all
           I have been tearing bike down and am now at the wiring loom then the engine removal , can I remove the engine on my own or is it a 2 person job . I remember doing my 400/4 by lying on side but the 550 is a bit heavier,  thanks in advance Dave

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Re: Tearing bike down
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 09:35:23 PM »
It can depend if your intention is to dismantle the engine anyway. I find removing all the casings etc head and barrels makes the engine light enough to lift out by yourself. However if the engine is staying intact then lay the frame down, remove all the engine plates etc beforehand and lift the frame away from the engine. A little protection on the floor helps avoid any damage to casings etc.
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Re: Tearing bike down
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2022, 09:59:40 PM »
I believe the engine  is OK,  so I want to get frame etc powder coated and clean and paint the engine.  Many thanks

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Re: Tearing bike down
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 07:45:32 AM »
It depends on how strong you are  :o Remove the oil filter, sump, strainer , and breather cover makes it easier  ;)

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Re: Tearing bike down
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2022, 01:44:08 PM »
I will let you know if I put my back out  ;D , also where the rear brake arm goes through the frame is that a sleeve in the frame or not , as if so does it come out before powder coating.  Thx dave

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Re: Tearing bike down
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2022, 01:54:37 PM »
Phone a friend for the lift out it's not a daft lift for two of you - my younger brother helped me - I put some substantial blocks of wood alongside the frame meaning it only needed a lift of an inch or so before the sideways heave. Same when it went back in.

If you have no friends nearby then as has been said the frame on its side  method sounds good.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2022, 06:32:25 PM »
Rear brake pivot is not sleeved, it's welded to the frame and has no liner.
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Re: Tearing bike down
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2022, 06:58:55 PM »
Many thanks 😊

 

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