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Time To Tear Down

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by JohnnyBiker, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Roadster guy

    Roadster guy Well-Known Member

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    I think cardboard may be mixing his threads a bit, maybe with the '08-2011' engine frame swap idea someones got going on here. Hot Texas sun mixed with cold Seven-up and Southern Comfort may do that to a guy.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    right church
    wrong pew
  3. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    The engine is out! Finally! To split the cases I am debating on whether or not to split them on my lift as I don't have a work bench, or to bring Derek ' s and use his bench if he would let me.

    Here are a couple of pictures.

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    Lucifer Well-Known Member

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    JB...Ya gotta have a workbench...Nice big garage,a lift and a tool chest and no workbench??:jawdrop: lol

    A case of beer, some lumber,nails screws and a day....workbench!!
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    My space isn't that big dude. Enough for my lift, that is about it. Once things are in place that allows me to get things out of my garage, then I will see about a bench.
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    Nice too see motor is out. Looks sad apart, but nowhere to go but up from here.
    No workbench? How do you get anything done? Where do you set your beer when you are working on the bike? Where do you throw the oil soaked rags when you make a mess? How are you supposed to lose screwdrivers and misplace engine bolts if there is no workbench for stuff to roll off and under? Get a lower half tool roller cabinet, put a butcher block top on it, instant workbench with tool storage. You can sometimes get good deals on Snap On/Mac/Matco boxes from trade-ins on the tool trucks you see driving around.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    who is doing the work inside the cases, I'd take it to them in that condition.
  8. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    I have a roller tool cabinet but as of now I have the transmission sitting on top of it. My lift has tool storage as well. All I do is flip the side extentions upside down and BAM, tool and beer holders.

    I think what I am going to do is buy a soft baking sheet and use that as a drip pan as I am splitting the cases so oil doesn't run all over the place, that is my main concern. ;)
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    Hammer Performance in Idaho. I am going to be the first one that gets a peek at the inside and see what damage, if any, that the clip caused. I am in it this far, might as well.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ask Hammer, I'd just send them the engine as it is,
    nothing in there you can do, and one less area to screw up
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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    He already knows that I plan on splitting the cases. I am not going to press the crank out, just take the right half off.
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    If I was doing the engine. And you splited the cases.
    I'd tell you to keep the motor and do it yourself.
    A lot they need to look at to find the sound without you taking it apart and making their job Harder.
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    By you splitting the cases before he gets it does not affect any crank thrust measurements he needs first?
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    Good idea on the baking sheet, also should make any metal bits that fall out easier to see .
    As long as the tool and beer holders are figured out all will be well.:)
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    No because all of that will be new anyways. Nothing will be lost.
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    Don't feel bad most people don't!:wacky:
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    That was what I was thinking, as you had mentioned a new crank, just was not sure if he needed reference measurements for the fitment of the new parts.
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    Not necessarily a new crank but all bearings and everything associated will be new. I am guessing that the crank will be needed but won't know until I split the cases.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually you won't know until Hammer calls you
    after re-splitting the cases :bigtears:
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