Remove the wire-harness, ignition coil,
voltage regulator, blinker computer, and
wire-harness mounting hardware.
The brake and shifter forward controls
were removed. The rear wheel was attached
to the bike vice and we have installed the
ramp support hardware for the front extension.
Remove the front brake caliper while leaving
the brake line attached. The handle bars
will be removed next, this will save time
so the brake bleeding will not be needed.
Remove the handle bars with the brake caliper
Support the front with a bottle jack and
remove the axle caps and axle nut. Loosen
the acorn nuts and slide the axle out. The
tire is now free from the forks.
Loosen the pinch bolts and unscrew the
steering stem from the upper triple tree
by hand and slide it completely out of the
Remove the fork stem cap, bend the lockwasher
tab away from the fork stem nut and remove
the nut. Remove the adjusting nut and pull
the fork out of the steering head.
The 4 motor mount bolts were removed and
the engine lifted out onto a couple of 2x4.
A temporally engine stand was constructed
until the 'real' engine stand arrived.
The new engine stand now holds the motor.
Mounted onto a small dolly, the motor can
easily be moved around the shop. (Should
have saved the $40 and just used the wooden
The steering head(triple tree) was then
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