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Old 24th July 2021
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Default Front Top Motor Mount

I have all the correct parts to install the missing front top motor mount on an 83XLX. Problem is, and prob why the PO did not re-install them, the rocker box bolts that are used to mount the motor mount are too long to slide in behind the neck with the motor still installed in the frame.

Is it possible / would there be enough wiggle room if I loosened the front cylinder.

Also, If I did this would the base gasket leak?

Otherwise it would seem as though I need to remove the heads to install this bolt and then put the heads back on.

anyone have any experience with this?

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