Running the engine out of the bike..thoughts?
I pulled the motor a few weeks ago and I'm just getting started fixing the issues it's had from last season. One thing I noticed last time I worked on it was I always had a problem with SOMETHING after I put it back in the frame and had to pull it again, obviously this is a huge headache and hassle. What do I need to consider when running the engine out of the bike?
- Fuel is obvious, I plan to rig up a small fuel tank right on top the carbs
- Electrical.. need battery, starter, coils, sensors, tach, what else?
- Clutch and shifter
- Throttle cable hooked to carbs, so I'm not getting my hands burnt moving the lever
- Choke hooked to carbs as well
Exhaust is probably necessary, but not sure how I could rig that up since it gets so hot. The engine itself will be on my workbench, sitting on top of some concrete pavers so it doesn't burn the wood surface it's on. Do I need to strap it down? It's hard to tell how much it can move in the bike itself, doesn't seem like a lot.
Is this a horrible idea?
'92 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Rattle-can high gloss black paint job
Frame, engine, Headers/exhaust painted satin black
Ears shaved, K&N pod filters
TPE Stator, MOSFET R/R, Magna Power AGM battery
Pickup Coil mod
New mirrors, grips, cables
Straight pipes with 8" baffles