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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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I am re building the top end. I have bought everything but the head gaskets. I got the motor out, and the left and right sides off. I have never done major engine work, and now I think I am going to outsource the rest out. Is it as hard as it looks? The only thing left is to take the top end off and replace it.
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A manual will outline the procedures/work you need to do. There is a downloadable service manual available here on the forum. Take a look at it and evaluate whether you would feel comfortable doing it yourself. If yes, go for it. The folks here will help you.

There was a time when every mechanic had never done major engine work. Keep that in mind. IMO, if you have the time, patience and determination to do it, you can do it.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I just ordered a hines manual. This pictures of the download are a little hard to see small stuff. I will wait till I get it to make a decision. As of right now, I am going to do it myself. I have been quoted around 5 hours of work. I think that is a little off. Everything is off the motor except the heads. It cant be that much more work.
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It cant be that much more work.
I've said that too! And after the third or fourth time, it wasn't!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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