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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Engine Removal

I am in the process of removing my engine on my 85 700.
The reason for the removal is all of my hoses are leaking, and the emissions hoses are cracked and I want to clean the carbs. So I am going to replace all of the hoses and O-Rings, fuel lines, and add fuel filters.
I have all of the cables, wires, bolts, radiator and hoses removed. I removed the right frame rail.
I have a floor jack under the engine and have it lowered, but I cannot get it out of the frame. The rear mounts won't clear the engine, and it hits on the shift shaft and won't drop down enough to get it out of the right side.
Does it need to tip down in the rear to clear the rear mount?
I have tried everything I can think of to get it out.
Anyone have any ideas?? I read the manual, and it didn't say much other than remove it from the right side of the frame.
Thanks all.
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On the right of the frame by the upper rear cylinder head is an engine mount bracket that will unbolt from the frame. Remove the bracket and the engine should come out the right side of the frame.
I am assuming by it's abscence in your description, you have not removed it yet. If i'm wrong, I'll try to render further help.
If you take out the engine, consider the ear shave if not already done. I did not do it, but wish I had. That airbox is a PITA., and you could lose the emissions hoses too.
Keep us posted on how you are progressing.

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watch out for that shifter rod on the left side.
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Yes Bronson, I did take out the bracket on the rear of the frame. As far as I can tall all the brackets and bolts are out.
The rear of the engine near the clutch is what's hitting on the engine frame there, and the shift shaft is hitting the frame as I lower the engine down.
I am going to try ti wiggle it some to see if it will work loose. I hope that I can hold it when it does break loose.
Does anyone have any idea what the engine weighs? I looked in the manual, but didn't see anything.
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you need to do a lift tilt motion.. see this for the write up on how to do the tilt out.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17274
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Sorry about the bracket thing. I would guess the engine wieghs about 200 pounds based on the last time I picked one up and put it on the bench.

The other thing I did during engine removal was remove the gear reduction housing from the engine before removal.

The shift shaft does like to hit the frame on the way out, and the way back in. I wrapped masking tape around it to prevent damage to the splines, and the paint on the frame.

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in my sig is a write up of how I did it, you still have to watch the shift shaft closely but as your dropping the engine turn the handlebars to the left. I did it all by myself but if you have someone to help it would be better, as you turn the bars you gain space between the frame and engine if the engine is all unbolted and on a jack. its all in my signature under stator replacement.
if you get it all the way out you may want to consider stator replacement and balance dampners while your there!

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/\/\.. yup yup.. forgot about that trick.
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I have been thining over a way to use a "cherry picker" to get the engine out... just no where to bolt it too without hurting the thing.... though.. putting the engine on a stnd of some kind and lifting/moveing the bike from it isn't to far fetched!
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