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Purchased this bike for cheap, engine is seized and no title. So starting from scratch but hopefully I don't get in over my head.
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Luckily the previous owner drained the tank and it is very clean on the inside.

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It has low miles but as the engine is seized I don't think it matters much.

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I've started soaking the cylinders with PB but if you look closely the valve is open and rusty. So probably just going to have to tear it down.

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Also the previous owner took off the sidecover for the sprocket/clutch and it has no bolts so I will try and source some replacements this week.
IF anyone knows how I can get the bike in neutral i think it would be easier to free the engine as its stuck in first gear. Thanks for any replies!!

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So I've been waiting on the title but after soaking the pistons and no movement in the engine I decided it would be easier to just remove the engine and tear it down
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Also decided to pop off the cam chain cover just to see what I might be dealing with, surprisingly the tensioner is in really good shape.
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I won't have much time this weekend to work on the bike but I really wanted to tear into the engine. I popped the valve cover off just to see the condition and I think I will be able to reuse most of the top end
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Finding the original owner and getting him to give a new title has got to be the luckiest damn thing I've ever heard 😂. Sounds like your beyond the shifter, but you can always grab the smooth part of the shaft with a pair of vice grips and try to shift it that way. Done it before and you do t even have to mar up the splines too. Just got a 72 sl350 myself that I've been tearing into so love getting perspective on something that's about the same. Good luck!
 
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