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    I always remove the engine with TBs and lower part of the air box attached...

    I also install it like that too...

    I can also do it without removing radiators and oil tank...

    It's a tight fit but it can, and has been done many times...

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    I use it as a good opportunity to clean the hard to reach places and go ahead and remove everything, even if not necessary.

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    I need a frame with vin number , I live in new jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by pontaic View Post
    the process of removing the motor doesnt look to hard what are the tips my only problem would be those factory oil clamps i say there must be a tool for these type ?
    Hi I need a frame with all the plate

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    After I removed the engine I took off the lower airbox piece from it. When I go to put engine back in should I bolt it back on before attempting to install in the frame? Or do i wait until the engine is bolted in and then install it and throttle bodies?

    Or am I best to bolt it AND the throttle bodies on while the front of the engine is not yet pivoted up inside to front of the grand?

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    I always install the throttle bodies and air box prior to installing in the frame. During my first experience with engine removal / installation where I had left the throttle bodies and airbox hanging in the frame, I figured out that it was much easier for me to have it all assembled prior to installation.

    I don't know if there is enough room to do the "pivot" method of installation with the airbox installed. I haven't tried that with them I stalled. I just lift the engine on a jack going straight up and in. I'm usually doing the installation alone, so the jack makes it easy for me.

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    I actually have the oil tank out as well. I think that will make it easier to put it all in

    Does anyone go straight up with a Jack vs rear swingarm pivot , then pivoting up?

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    I never even thought of using a Jack to lower the engine when removing it. That's why I did the pivot .

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    I used a jack to support the frame Mike, then used a separate engine stand to support the engine once the mounting bolts and swingarm pivot were out. Worked really well, and this was solo as well. I intend to follow the recommendations of everyone here and attach the throttle bodies/lower airbox before I remount the engine. Hope this two bob's worth helps!

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    I put a towel on my thighs and use my legs to jack the motor out and in...

    Piece of piss...

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    I lifted up the bike and left the engine in one place.
    My back appreciated it.
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    This type of scissor jack makes the job effortless:


    And here's the video that convinced me to get one:


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