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post #1 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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1st time pulling the head...any tips!!

GETTING READY TO PULL THE HEAD ON MY '08...LOOKING FOR ANY TIPS, SHORT CUTS, AND OH BY THE WAYS...NOT MENTIONED IN THE SERVICE MANUAL...THANKS IN ADCANCE.
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dont forget the bolts under the cam gears. I've seen first timers ruin a head trying to pry up on it and forgot those little basturd bolts. lol

best advice:
1.take your time and organize all bolts and hardware.
2. dont get in a hurry.
3. take your time.

have a xanax ready. lol
and have fun. sometimes I miss workin at the dealer, just dont miss the bad rep that crappy dealerships give the rest of the crappy dealerships. guess I just miss working on the bikes without having to tear mine down. enjoy dude.

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no prying necessary, maybe a tap with a mallet, but don't pry.
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I agree
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Appreciate the advice and support guys.....
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Ill call you later had mine apart twice for mods already so ill help as much as I can.
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dont forget the bolts under the cam gears. I've seen first timers ruin a head trying to pry up on it and forgot those little basturd bolts. lol

best advice:
1.take your time and organize all bolts and hardware.
2. dont get in a hurry.
3. take your time.

have a xanax ready. lol
and have fun. sometimes I miss workin at the dealer, just dont miss the bad rep that crappy dealerships give the rest of the crappy dealerships. guess I just miss working on the bikes without having to tear mine down. enjoy dude.
agreed!! also follow your service manual. Some tips i also picked on the way is when you bring the motor to TDC zip tie the cam gears to the chain when you remove them makes re-install and timing a hell of alot easier. Also when the head is off take a ruler (straight edge) and feeler gauge to check for warpage just good to always check. I also like to throw a little assembly lube on the cam channels and lobes during reassembly to prevent any dry start damage.
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agreed!! also follow your service manual. Some tips i also picked on the way is when you bring the motor to TDC zip tie the cam gears to the chain when you remove them makes re-install and timing a hell of alot easier. Also when the head is off take a ruler (straight edge) and feeler gauge to check for warpage just good to always check. I also like to throw a little assembly lube on the cam channels and lobes during reassembly to prevent any dry start damage.
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