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Default Engine Removal Tips - 2nd Try

My apologies if this is a duplicate thread but I can't find the post I thought I made a few days ago. I bought a rigid frame for my 76 and was wondering if there are any tips for removing the engine. I assume like most things, the experts on this forum could save me some knuckle busting with some quick tips. Thanks in advance for your help.
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remove the basics. hoses, carb, cables, wires, and fluids. Then lean the bike over on it's side (with motor section on old car tire removed from rim)and lift the fraime off the motor.

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remove all hoses, cables etc.. attached to it and just lift the bitch out..
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remove carb, cables, pegs, controls, oil bag, battery, oil lines. top motor mount, upper front mount, lay it down on the cam side (it is flatter) remove lower front mounts, then rear mount. lift the frame up carefully dont scratch your rocker boxes up.
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oh yeah lay her down real nice on a blanket so she don't scratch her knees up.
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If your putting her into a new frame go 8up 2 out this is what Im planning to do soon and I'll be adding class while never having to worry about damaged paint again. For now my paughco is a little tight I can imagine what a bitch stocker can be.
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Remove foot peg (primary side) remove oil tank battery box, remove all motor mount bolts, hoses, wires and any brackets that may be in the way, etc. reach in pickup motor and with a slight turn of the rear of the engine out first you have it out, and you always take them out the left (primary) side. Although it looks tight there is plenty of room to take a motor in and out of the frame on a sportster. An Ironhead motor weighs less than 200 pounds not that big of a deal to muscle into or out of the frame.
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I just picked mine up, they are a little heavy but if you are on the weaker side buy a 12 pack and call a friend
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