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Old 06-17-2024, 02:30 AM
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Default Engine removal and work stand.

I made an engine removal tool some time ago. It tilts and lifts the engine to remove it fromthe frame without scratching. The top end could be worked on whilst in the unit, however,I thought it would be more useful if the entire engine, top end and bottom end could be assembled and disassembled in the unit.

To that end I made some mods to it over the last couple of days, so now it serves a full dual function: Removes and installs the engine and the engine can be completely disassembled or assembled in the unit.

The latest mod was quite simple to make: I made a lever which attaches inside either of the engine lifting/tilting supports and can be turned so the engine is upside down enabling assembling of all components.

Working on the top end can be done straight out of the frame, to rotate the engine upside down so the bottom end can also be assembled/disassembled, simply disengage the tilting mechanism, insert the bush and insert the rotating lever.

I've no idea what I can use it for now it's finished, After all, it's not very often I'd need to remove the engine. But, it's done now, just another project.
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Old 06-17-2024, 10:09 AM
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That's really slick.

I do mess with bikes at all, as a matter of safety. Every time I've touched one, mine or someone else's, it has been involved in a wreck shortly afterwards. I do love the artistry and mechanical aspects of them though. When the shows on tv were all the rage, I always wondered why someone didn't have an engine lift of some sort for them. It always seemed the 'builder' guys were being over-dramatic when it came to them lifting some monster chrome clad chunk of metal into their freshly painted $20k frame.

I've been going back and forth between finding myself a side by side or a 4-wheeler to run around on at work. I've been tempted to find an older one that needed working on, but the fear is always the condition of the engine. Eventually it'll need working on, and I'm not in any sort of shape to bend down to pull one, much less to stand up and lift it straight-armed.
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Old 06-19-2024, 06:58 AM
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Yes sir great job!!
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Old 06-19-2024, 07:03 AM
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That's really slick.

I do mess with bikes at all, as a matter of safety. Every time I've touched one, mine or someone else's, it has been involved in a wreck shortly afterwards. I do love the artistry and mechanical aspects of them though. When the shows on tv were all the rage, I always wondered why someone didn't have an engine lift of some sort for them. It always seemed the 'builder' guys were being over-dramatic when it came to them lifting some monster chrome clad chunk of metal into their freshly painted $20k frame.

I've been going back and forth between finding myself a side by side or a 4-wheeler to run around on at work. I've been tempted to find an older one that needed working on, but the fear is always the condition of the engine. Eventually it'll need working on, and I'm not in any sort of shape to bend down to pull one, much less to stand up and lift it straight-armed.

I agree with Dubby,those guys hugging a heavy engine trying to get it into a frame was stupid.

Nice job on your engine stand!
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Old 06-19-2024, 05:27 PM
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I agree with Dubby,those guys hugging a heavy engine trying to get it into a frame was stupid.

Nice job on your engine stand!
Back in the day, we didn't have any fancy engine stands. I've never worked at a motorcycle dealer that had one. Sure would have been nice though.
Back when I was young and dumb (and desperate), I pulled the engine out of my Kawasaki 900 (~200+ lbs), carried it about 75 ft to a flight of stairs, up the stairs into the back porch, through the back porch and kitchen, and down a flight of narrow stairs into the basement so I could work on it. Didn't have a garage or a shed, the basement was the only place available to me.
When I was done, back up the stairs, through the kitchen, back porch and down another flight of stairs, across the grass to the sidewalk and put it back in the motorcycle.
Back in those days, I had to do a lot with a little. Didn't have a choice. Probably why my back hurts all the time
Either that or my wife's sister is sticking pins in my voodoo doll
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Old 06-19-2024, 06:14 PM
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Back when I was young I used to pull 350ci V8 engines out of my car, carry it with my ring finger across the paddock to the dam, swim across the dam with the engine on my back carry it with my ring finger into the barn, climb the ladder to the loft and fix the the motor with the pitch fork and spade, I didn't have a lot of tools back then.
When finished I'd just throw the engine from the loft across the dam and paddock then lift it with my ring finger and put it under the hood.
Probably why I have a sore ring finger now, that or the the wife's sister is still objecting to my marrying her sister..
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...and down a flight of narrow stairs into the basement so I could work on it.
Didn't have to pull the engine , but back in the 90s I bought a wrecked CBR600. Forks, front wheel, fairing and exhaust was toast. It was fairly easy to get it into the basement of a house I was renting--just slid it down some stairs in the bulkhead.

Worked on it over the winter, got new fork tubes, seals, new tires, a used front wheel, used Yoshi exhaust and multi-colored plastics from the pits at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Now that the bike had gained over a hundred pounds, it wasn't going to roll up the stairs easily. Ended up removing the exhaust and fairing so it would clear the top of the bulkhead and towing it up a makeshift ramp with my truck.
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Back when I was young I used to pull 350ci V8 engines out of my car, carry it with my ring finger across the paddock to the dam, swim across the dam with the engine on my back carry it with my ring finger into the barn, climb the ladder to the loft and fix the the motor with the pitch fork and spade, I didn't have a lot of tools back then.
When finished I'd just throw the engine from the loft across the dam and paddock then lift it with my ring finger and put it under the hood.
Probably why I have a sore ring finger now, that or the the wife's sister is still objecting to my marrying her sister..
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Back when I was young I used to pull 350ci V8 engines out of my car, carry it with my ring finger across the paddock to the dam, swim across the dam with the engine on my back carry it with my ring finger into the barn, climb the ladder to the loft and fix the the motor with the pitch fork and spade, I didn't have a lot of tools back then.
When finished I'd just throw the engine from the loft across the dam and paddock then lift it with my ring finger and put it under the hood.
Probably why I have a sore ring finger now, that or the the wife's sister is still objecting to my marrying her sister..

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He's lying!!! You don't swim across a dam, you walk across it!
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