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im trying to remove the engine and have all of the motor mount bolts out but the engine still wont drop. what am i missing? the only thing that i can think of that might be the problem is the lttle nuts that are still on that require that special tool to remove. is there a way to get around purchasing that special tool? any help is greatly appreciated
 

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You can take a 3/4 in socket and grind it down to make a tool for it. I used a pair of long needle nose to get in two of the grooves and turn it. It wasn't very hard to turn so you might try that.
 

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yep i made a tool out of a cheap craftsman socket. its worked great for me for almost 10 years. should only take ya 10 to 15 minutes to make. then loosen adjusters and engine should almost fall out! good luck
 

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i had to beat the piss out mine to get it out,but my bike got crashed.frame might of got twisted.but it could be just that tight
 

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Get the right tool..borrow it if you have to!!..
 

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Make sure you put some blocks under the engine or a jack because those are pintch spacers and once u losen them that motor will fall out fast.
 

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the castle nut things are to hold spacer in place, but the actual spacer itself is hex shapped, i used metric socket, 17 0r 19mm, i think. by loosening the actual spacer, the castle nut thing backed off with it.
 

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you guys are awesome, thanks for the replies so fast. im going to try the needle nose idea first and see how that goes
 

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Yepp, Break those loose and be sure you loosen the allen bolts that hold the engine spacers tight up front. Normally those spacers are pushing on the engine so much they will help hold it in even if all the bolts are out.
 

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And it has the recall glue in frame brace thingy a bigger pain not much room to get it out!!

floor jack and or a buddie to help for sure..needle nose isnt going to help you and you have to tq them back in..
 

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And it has the recall glue in frame brace thingy a bigger pain not much room to get it out!!

floor jack and or a buddie to help for sure..needle nose isnt going to help you and you have to tq them back in..
Agree'd
 

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thaks to everyone who offered suggestions/advice. needle nose didnt help at all, i ended up using a 19mm socket and they came right out.
 

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You will need the special tool (or homemade version) for getting the motor back in. They need to be torqued properly.

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Yea to clarify my previous post I was able to use the needle nose to get them out. It took some work but I got it. I made the tool to put them back in so I could torque them. It is also a lot easier to get them out with the tool but I was in a bind and needed something to work in a hurry.
 

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im gonna take a socket to work and try to make that tool for when i get ready to reinstall the engine. i was thinking of using an impact socket instead of just a random cheaper socket. any opinions on this?
 

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Impact or regular craftsman will work,put all 4 prongs not just 2..
 

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yep i made a tool out of a cheap craftsman socket. its worked great for me for almost 10 years. should only take ya 10 to 15 minutes to make. then loosen adjusters and engine should almost fall out! good luck
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