Originally Posted by stunnerific_harry
yeah the easiest part is taking something apart. the hardest part is figuring why you have extra screws laying around.
Zip-locs and duct tape each connector, even when they will only go on one way. Take notes on stupid shit. Besides the engine, I have screwed most stuff back into the nut where it belongs, bike isn't moving so I'm good. will take more time to reassemble but I know which screw goes where since sometimes they are difference lengths.
I put in 12 hours yesterday trying to get the motor out. The bottom engine mount bolt wont go, just spins in the collar. The manual says "remove bolt" So I flip to reassembly "to tighten this bolt turn it counter clockwise" Hey arseholes, be nice to tell me that beforehand, huh? Collar and nut both spin, didn't have the 1/2" to 3/8" adapter to try the impact....and I was just at harbor freight.
I have the head off since we got tired of messing with that bolt. Guys this is really easy if you dont pull the motor, so far you will see how everything aligns, but dont try anything yet.
The directions for removing the cams, suck ass, you need to remove the cam chain and the cam chain doesn't just pull off the cams like the book says (pull to the right to remove, ya right and I did have the cam chain tensioner totally remove)...you need to remove the crank sensor to remove both chain guide bolts or the chain wont come off the cams...I have it all noted and what mistakes I've made I know how to correct so you all should be able to do it in 3/4 of the time.