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K, so I have my bike stripped. I will be pulling my motor soon which is something I have never done. From the looks of it, I will remove the starter motor then jack the motor up and forward a little then just haul it out.

Is that right?

Also, I am draining the oil right now. I will let it sit for a day in order to drain completely. Is there anything else I should look for?

Thx.
 

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Yes I have a manual. Don't know why I didnt think to look there. Thx
 

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I just did my 360 a day ago... (look at my "insane idea..." thread for details) and it was my first. It was really simple, just took some thinking and a little elbow grease. I didn't bother removing the starter motor, just got all the wiring free, got the carbs off, broke the chain, and out she came.

I had mine draining for at least 24 hours, and had kicked it over a handful of times, and still got a bit of oil draining out after the motor was freed.

Good luck! Report back with any developments!
 

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Well I am currently waiting on getting a friend around to help me pull the motor. I wish I could take the friggin starter motor off, but I have so many friggin threaded screws on the bike it's ridiculous. To make it worse my drill broke a few months ago and the one I was able to borrow has no real friggin power. Gonna have to get a real drill to start extracting all these screws. Also seems like I am gonna be in the market for new bolts. Do they make a bolt kit for this bike anywhere?


More questions:

how expensive is powdercoating the frame, swingarm, fork covers and other smaller parts?

should I consider chroming anything?

are new swingarm bushing recommended?

Ah well been doing some reading and noticed a post about Bolt Depot. So I will check there for bolts. Also saw info on polishing equipment. What I sued on my forks didn't work so well so I am trying some new things.

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bk69cb350 said:
More questions:

how expensive is powdercoating the frame, swingarm, fork covers and other smaller parts?

should I consider chroming anything?

are new swingarm bushing recommended?
1. I paid $300 to powdercoat 32 items ( not fork lowers), its a worthy investment but be prepared to clean out a lot of threads post-coat..

2. If it needs it..I'm a fussy bastard, so I re-chromed EVERYTHING which set me back a grand!

3.Yes. Also roller steering bearings if ya going to all that effort.
 

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bk69cb350 said:
Well I am currently waiting on getting a friend around to help me pull the motor. I wish I could take the friggin starter motor off, but I have so many friggin threaded screws on the bike it's ridiculous. To make it worse my drill broke a few months ago and the one I was able to borrow has no real friggin power. Gonna have to get a real drill to start extracting all these screws. Also seems like I am gonna be in the market for new bolts. Do they make a bolt kit for this bike anywhere?
Before you go breaking some bolt extractors in the stripped screws, try this. Get a dremel tool with a cut off wheel on it and cut a slot in the head of the screw and you can then use a flat screwdriver or, preferably, an impact driver and take it out that way. It works great and is a lot easier.
 

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Leethal, Well I definitely aint chroming a thing at that price. I sure wish I could tho.

Powdercoating seems doable.

Thanks for the tip on the bearings.

Mnellis, thats a good idea. I will definitely try it. Those screw extractors suck. My only worry is that on some of the flat screws or recessed screw like on my alternator cover will be hard to reach without risking damage to the surrounding parts. That will definitely work on the starter motor screws.
 

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Mnellis, thats a good idea. I will definitely try it. Those screw extractors suck. My only worry is that on some of the flat screws or recessed screw like on my alternator cover will be hard to reach without risking damage to the surrounding parts. That will definitely work on the starter motor screws.
On the recessed screws it doesn't work very well without cutting the case. However, on the recessed screw in the alternator cover, you can just drill the head off the screw using the right sized bit then remove the cover. After removing the cover, there should be a little bit of a stub and you can use some vice grips to grab it and twist it out.
 
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