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I have to remove my engine and was wondering exactly how do I separate the drive assembly from from the final drive to get the engine out? Do I just pull engine forward and out or do I remove rear wheel and pull internal shaft out? Thanks.
 

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Just pull the motor from the shaft.have to wiggle it around a little but not that bad
 

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I had a floor jack with a 1/2 piece of plywood mounted to it to roll the engine off the bike. I twisted the engine to the right as I pulled it forward just a bit, reached into the shaft tube with my fingers and pushed back on the shaft. Popped apart and the engine was lose from it. When doing this I had the bike on the center stand so when it went back together I could turn the back tire to help align the splines.
 

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It's not that bad an ordeal,actually kinda fun
 

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Well, I finally got it out. Wasn't as bad as I was imagining. Just a little finagling. Now on to the tear down to fix a 10 cent part.
 

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Well, now you have it out. Do everything you can afford to do before you reinstall. Better stator, new balancers, check valve springs, lap valves, rings, hone cylinder, etc. ??
 

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Im so happy someone asked this question ive never had a shaft driven bike . I have now an 85 kaw vulcan vn 700 in on the tear down now and the Manuel didnt say anything about the drive shaft on the engine removal part. Now i know so glad. Yall are the best. So just pull forward turn to the right . I'm replacing my stator. Alotta people are telling me I can just turn engine to get to them bolts ? Is that true ? Thanks .
 

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Do i have to remove the front bevel gear case to maneuver engine enough to get to the bolts for the stator?
The manual says to do that, but I didn't. Just slide the engine forward, then twist to the right. I left the bevel gear attached to the engine.

I try to remove the least number of parts to get something done.
 
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