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Update:

Sorry for the delay, after my recent post I had to leave town. Just got back this week and had decided to pull the engine and take it to the machine shop.

So I have the engine pulled out of the bike now.

I'm thinking of dropping it off at the machine shop tomorrow to go over the drilling.

I'm thinking of having them drill all 8 of the studs with the time sert bit. Then when that is done I will put the engine back in the bike and tap/intall the timesert in all 8 holes. How does this idea sound?

Any other recommendation or ideas I'm open too hearing them. Thanks again for everyone's help.



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I'd feel better with a reputable shop doing it if it were mine.
So, if you're comfortable with their abilities, then that sounds like a plan.

But, you haven't split the cases.
Are they capable of doing that or will they guarantee in writing that no chips will be inside when they're done?
Once you get it back and the case is full of shavings, what do you do then?
Hate to be a downer but these questions need to be asked.
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I am going to pull the studs out and tape off the cylinder bores before dropping it off.

I don't see a need to split the cases right now. Am I wrong in thinking this?

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Not necessarily. It may just be me.
It sounds like a good plan. I am prone to over thinking.

If you're taking care of wrapping and the weight of the engine in transport isn't an issue and the shop is equipped, knowledgeable and trustworthy and you got the $$ for all 8, then everything should go fine.
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I agree with you Hippy and really appreciate all of the insight!

Tomorrow I'll go to a couple different shops with the engine and get some quotes and feel out the shops.

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I think I would personally want a cylinder sitting on top while leveling as a muscle relaxer for my back side.
But that'd be an individual thing I'd imagine.
I'm just a shade tree in a machine shop though.

I think you've gotten a lot to chew on in this thread to make your own educated decisions.
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Is it likely that a machine shop will have a jig that will allow for drilling of the cases at ground level? Those cases with the crank still installed are very heavy. I weighed mine and the scale shows 86.6 pounds. Not the easiest thing to maneuver around. I would think they would want to secure the cases in a vice and drill them for the best chance of getting the holes straight.
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