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Old 11th July 2012
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Default Cutting frame to remove 75 sportster oil pump without taking engine out


Here are 3 templates and I would like any suggestions. I plan to cut the right down tube just behind and just in front of the oil pump. I will then put in bolt in plates to be able to remove the 75 sportster oil pump without taking the engine out. The 3 templates show 1-1/2 square , 1-1/2x2-1/2 offset center hole , and the same as the middle with hole centered.


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I can see your logic but.....really how often do you have to pull your oil pump?
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????????
I mean....I agree with above.
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I wouldn't be a big fan of doing that, bolts stretch and flanges bend under stress.
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I agree, that would weaken the frame. It's not that big of a job to pull the engine.
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You want to what??????????????????
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To each his own if its what you want to do then do it.Maybe try some round flanges instead of square with 6 bolts would help on the frame flex and stress.Its your ride do it your way and ride it proud.
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There was an entire thread about this a few years back. I'm sorry to be harsh, but I it's completely moronic. I've seen it done two or three times, and it is always a bad idea, and in fact at times down right funny.

Removing a Sportster Engine from a frame takes about an hour (my brother and I did one a few years back in twenty-five minutes. It takes a little longer to put everything back together but not much. Cutting you frame simply to remove your oil pump is the absolute height of folly.
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There was an entire thread about this a few years back. I'm sorry to be harsh, but I it's completely moronic. I've seen it done two or three times, and it is always a bad idea, and in fact at times down right funny.

Removing a Sportster Engine from a frame takes about an hour (my brother and I did one a few years back in twenty-five minutes. It takes a little longer to put everything back together but not much. Cutting you frame simply to remove your oil pump is the absolute height of folly.
I've got to agree. I have seen this done years ago and thought it wasn't real bright back then. My opinion hasn't changed. Cutting a frame should not be taken lightly.
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seems like a Real Bad Idea™ to me.
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