Split the bottom end. Everything is in pretty good shape, so no replacements. Also a couple of detail pics I took for mental notes. One showing where a dowel goes (aligns the case when assembling) and the last shows what order the bearing shells go in. It’s very important that they go back in the same order.
Hi, thanks! From what I’ve heard the SOHC are a little easier to work on since there is more documentation online. Might also be easier to get parts for, but I know a lot of people customize the DOHC’s and they are faster so I wouldn’t worry about it. As far as your wiring goes, it just all depends on what you want to do with the bike. Also make sure you take a ton if pics when taking anything apart. This has saved me several times.
Some of the cylinder studs decided to be giant butt-holes and not come out. I tried heat, rust penetrator - all to no avail. I ended up welding a nut right down next to the base and that did the trick.
Top end is off. Keep those rocker arms and shaft collars in the right order! I put mine on this lid and them covered it with foil and taped it up to keep them in place. After I removed the pistons, I checked them in the bore and found out I will need new ones.
Oil tank turned out pretty damn good if I do say so myself. For those wondering if my welding skills suddenly improved - no, a friend welded it up for me.
I tried this fancy method of removing the engine without much success. In the end I just tipped it over on some cardboard like a true redneck.
Working on the seat plate - the holes are for the oil tank mounts and the large cut-out is for access to the fill spout.