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Can you tell if my engine isolator bushing is bad by looking at these pictures.
It is a 2006 XL1200C with 24K miles on it. I mean I can see it drooping a
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Can you tell if my engine isolator bushing is bad by looking at these pictures.
It is a 2006 XL1200C with 24K miles on it. I mean I can see it drooping a
little but is that enough to warrant replacement?
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I remember reading a rule-of-thumb that said: If you disconnect the upper tie link and the engine drops, it’s time to replace the isolator.
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Thanks jzink. I will go disconnect some tie links and see what happens.
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When I did mine the engine dropped about 10 mm when I removed the front links. With the new ones installed the linls lined right up. Also, with the old isolators, there was excessive movement of the engine to frame at idle.
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