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Old 28th May 2010
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I have done something rather stupid. I am polishing the cases and covers on my bike and i took a bunch of them off. I called the nearest harley dealer a few cities over and asked them if there would be oil behind the right side cover of the motors bottom end. They assured me that the rear cover was a belt cover, the front just a cover and there would be no oil. However, there was oil, and also a cam shaft popped out secured inside the cover. When the cam popped the pushrod dropped and now i cant get it back in. Some insight would be much appreciated before i tear into the top end of the motor and try to lift the rocker. Also, how do i know its in there in the correct position? Is there going to be a huge task ahead of me to rebuild it and set timing? Thanks a bunch in advance.
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Is there a way to put the cam back in without puling the pushrod? I have been looking online and i have foun the procedure for lining up the dots on the shafts. It says to drill the rivets out of the ignition cover with the big #5 on it, do i just rivet it back on after
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Is there a way to put the cam back in without puling the pushrod? I have been looking online and i have foun the procedure for lining up the dots on the shafts. It says to drill the rivets out of the ignition cover with the big #5 on it, do i just rivet it back on after
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You can either rivet it or use two small screws.
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It is said that experience is the best teacher. If I didn't know what I ws doing taking them off, I damned sure wouldn't trust myself putting them back on. Have your bike trailered somewhere you trust and have a professional reassemble your motor.
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get a gasket kit, factory manual, and follow the directions. I don't know how the push rod came out. It isn't hard to reassemble the top end on these. should take a couple hours.

post some pictures of how it looks before you take anymore shit off the bike.
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Search up Turbota's cam swap thread. It has easy to follow directions, and pics, and will walk you through the proccess. The only way I know of to put the cams back without pulling the rockers is with adjustable pushrods. IMHO, that is just as trouble as pulling the heads.

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where you at? Is the pushrod completely out of the bike?
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where you at? Is the pushrod completely out of the bike?
If people would list at least a general location I bet they would be amazed to find a local member who could help out with problems like this.
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If people would list at least a general location I bet they would be amazed to find a local member who could help out with problems like this.
You are correct sir..
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