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Reassembling a basket case

So, I've been working on my new to me basket case and have found that I need to remove the heads to relap the valves. If you want to catch up on the begining read here: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15930
I found head gaskets and various other parts I'm going to need at: http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...semblies/73565
Do you guys know of any better, cheaper places?

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i got a set of head gaskets that i do not need BRAND NEW. PM me
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Does anyone have any tips/pointers for head removal and installation?

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2000 Kawasaki Vulcan VN750

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Does anyone have any tips/pointers for head removal and installation?
it's pretty straightforward as long as you don't mix up your intake and exhaust valves. And camshafts. LOL I use resealable sandwich bags and mark the bag for each valve (and associated parts) as I pull it (intake right side, intake left side, etc.). After you've lapped the valves you'll still need to clean off the cylinder head, so I put the pristine parts in a new, freshly labeled sandwich bag until I'm ready to reassemble the head.

Also, if you don't have a Clymer's manual, see if you can get one. The instructions in there for cyl head removal are very good and very clear.

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Yeah, I have a Clymer's manual I just wanted to make sure there weren't any tricks they left out.

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