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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I worked a few more hours today on getting the engine out.
Got the pipes and the radiator off. Now I gotta figure out what's next

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Because some C*&%^ Sucking Mot(*&#$%^#@$(&*#@$^%@#$()* decided that it would be a good idea to weld 1/4 inch onto the acct and stretch the cam chains to nearly breaking. And rather than wait for a piston to come shooting out the engine block, I figured that I would pull the engine, crack it open, and see what else the aforementioned SOB has done to the engine.

So essentially a complete engine rebuild.
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So Question - getting the engine out the frame - any suggestions.
I have been told to loosen the bolts, and then lay the bike on it's side, and completely remove the bolts. Then pick the frame up again.

Any other suggestions?

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I used a floor jack under the engine with the bike on center stand. Removed the removable lower frame rail, then mounts and eased it down to the floor. Helps to have someone helping to balance everything. Don't forget to pull the bevel gear case, makes it easier than fighting the driveshaft.

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Wow man... I thought I got pissed. Ha ha, ,yeah it sure sucks when geniuses get a hold of a mig to play with. It it like the bigger hammer theory? Anyway, I haven't had the pleasure (choke) of yankin the motor on mine but it sounds like dragon's suggestion makes more sense than the other. Good luck.

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I used a floor jack under the engine with the bike on center stand. Removed the removable lower frame rail, then mounts and eased it down to the floor. Helps to have someone helping to balance everything. Don't forget to pull the bevel gear case, makes it easier than fighting the driveshaft.
hmm. I will have to look at that in the daylight and see if I understand what you mean.

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Have you got a service manual or downloaded version of the same?
Link to it in the first thread in this post:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17667

The subframe on the right side is held on with two allen head bolts top and bottom.
The subframe has to come off to remove the engine out the right side.
(Engine has to come out right side.)

This is a picture of the subframe bracket you are looking for, only this one is on a modified subframe on the left side.
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showp...user=1321&sl=e

jrallus (sp) has a link with an engine removal for a stator replacement.
Unfortunately I can`t find the link right now.

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