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question for the gurus here
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:49:25 PM »

okay, quick question.  i want to remove the front upper engine mount on my 2013.  having never done this before, am i going to find that the engine 'tilts' a little and i'll have a heck of a time getting the bolts threaded correctly, or will it be a smooth transaction? 

i've read the instructions that come with the billet motor mount, and it mentions using a 3 foot 2 x 4 to pry the engine 'slightly' to the right to get the bolts started, but we all know how the manuals take something difficult and make it sound so easy....

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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 01:18:28 AM »

Don't try this alone and on the kick stand.  You will hate your self for trying.   Have someone hold the bike upright. Then the bolts will go right in.   On the stand the motor will shift to the side.  Then forget it. The torture begins.  Stuart.
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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 08:12:51 AM »


What Stu said.^

Always use a center stand or jack or lift or whatever to hold the bike upright and level when doing anything with mounts.  Gravity is not always your friend.

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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 08:14:43 AM »

i figured i would use my condor chock to hold the bike straight up.
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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 08:37:20 AM »

i figured i would use my condor chock to hold the bike straight up.

I like the idea of supporting the frame when working on the front of the engine so I can turn the wheel for maximum access.  I'm trying to visualize how much access you will have to the bolts with the wheel and fender straight ahead.  Assuming plenty of clearance for the tools and low risk of damaging the fender, the chock will probably work.  Just remember to protect the fender.

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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »

I used an old hickory ax handle for the leverage. It is stronger and thinner to get between the front jug and the frame. Definitely better with front wheel floating too.
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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 10:45:42 PM »

I use a center frame jack to hold the bike level. I use a second jack to keep the motor from moving. This works well for me.
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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 03:19:56 PM »

X2 on center screw type frame jack & my alum car jack under motor.
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Re: question for the gurus here
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 09:02:00 PM »

thanks guys   :2vrolijk_21:
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