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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Engin Instalation Questions

I pulled my motor out and the carbs were removed per a friends suggestion
can the carbs be installed before I put the motor back in?
and what is the best way to install the motor ?
it took 2 of us to lift and renmove the motor
I don't see it being easy to manually lift the engine and get her in place.
Any suggestions will be greatly apreciated.
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Hey John,

It's not easy to do by yourself, but it is possible! Two people will definitely make the job easier... I used a floor jack with wheels, but it takes some finagling to get it positioned right... did you take off the bevel gear housing? If so, it'll be a lot easier to get back into place. Use the floor jack to maneuver the engine into place, and then use the top rear engine mount bolt first (don't forget the round spacers!) to hold it in place until you can get the rest of the bolts in.

Take your time and go slow... be careful not to break the shift rod sticking out on the left side. I also would recommend not installing the carbs until you have the engine back in, unless you haven't done an earshave, and have to re-install the surge tank.

Hope that gets you started...

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thanks Matt
I was wondering if the carbs could go on before installing the motor as from what I can tell it is going to be fun getting the carbs on later
but from what I read on the forum the carbs go in ok
with a little patience
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A little patience and a lot of elbow grease, mixed with some frustration. One thing to make sure of is to align the boots that connect the carbs to the cylinders. There is a particular way they must be for everything to seat properly. I've only had mine off once to rebuild and rejet, did the earshave at the same time. Just seemed easier that way.

Here is a thread that may help you a bit.

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I've removed mine twice with carbs intact and put it back in once so far, bevel gear disconnected. motor on a floor jack and the bike on a scissor jack. alot of wiggling and it helped to turn the handlebars while doing it! and I did it alone, a second person would have been awesome!

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could you explain the one man 2 jack process works
the other tread I read said 2 jacks 1 in the rear of engine and 1 in the front
my floor jack did not go low enough we actually lifted and twisted the engine out.
I do not want to try lifting her back in
your 2 jack set up sounds better
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If you put the center stand on a 2x6 it will give you a little more height to use a floor jack. If you have a smaller jack. Once you get it under a ratchet strap will help keep it from falling off the jack. I just centered the engine on the jack without a board under it. just be careful so it doesn't fall off sliding it in place.

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I did a stator change with engine pull and left the carbs on. No big deal.

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I used a motorcycle jack under the motor and the bike leaned up on a wal.carbs were on .

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I was able to do it by myself using the floor jack, and lifting the frame up on jack stands... I ended up straddling the bike to keep it from falling over, while I reached down and maneuvered the engine into place...

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