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Motor re"build"

bump5302010-08-10 23:36:26 +0000 #1
HeadC1 bought his wife a 07 brute wit a motor that had a spun rod bearing (got a great deal because of this). Here are some pictures of the motor goin back together. I wouldnt call this a "how to", more like a how NOT to put a crank in a motor, although it seems to have worked

a lil brute PORN for yall



Using the new parts washer to clean the cases



using a hammer as a press, notice our nice block of wood to suport the crank in the middle



what do u do when a hammer doesnt work, get a bigger hammer (also works for removing ur old worn out crank)



the new crank is in



the rods wit new bearings are now in



Head putting some RTV on all the edges



the liquid encouragement to get the job done right (im a Bud Light fan myself, but free beer is always good )



the manual that trys to keep us from f'n the whole thing up



put the bolts back in after putting the cases back together



that was as far as we made it last night. stay tuned for more action from Team BS HQ


HeadC12010-08-10 23:38:16 +0000 #2
They say you need to buy 2 $150 crank jigs but a 2x4 fits perfectly between the crank lobes.

All in all seems to be going well for our first v-twin rebuild. Hopefully we'll have it cranked sometime this weekend.
bayou_boy_222010-08-11 00:08:50 +0000 #3
nice keep the pics comin
phreebsd2010-08-11 00:59:11 +0000 #4
Very good. This is a great thread!
bump5302010-08-11 01:26:13 +0000 #5
i plan on takin more pics as we go. its hard to get pics of everything, but i was tryin to get pics of the motor before we covered anything up.

i wasnt sure if this was exactly a "how to" thread, so i didnt put it in there. if the gods feel like it is, then feel free to move it lol
bayou_boy_222010-08-11 01:42:53 +0000 #6
you guys putting any performace mods in that beast while you have it apart..
HeadC12010-08-11 01:53:01 +0000 #7
No this one is for my wife and if her bike was any faster than mine she would talk too much sh**. So she's staying stock and I get the performance mods.
bump5302010-08-11 00:40:34 +0000 #8
like head said, not this one. but im sure the next one will
AUbruterider2010-08-11 00:35:26 +0000 #9
looks like you guys got it goin on!! Good luck with finishing it!!
cigaro2010-08-11 00:12:25 +0000 #10
One tip for those going to try to install the crank themselfs.... A butane torch is your best friend when doing this. Heat the crank case up where the bearing goes real good and the bearing will drop right in. Once the bearing is in heat the inner race of the bearing some and the crank slides right in.
w8tnonu222010-08-11 01:54:30 +0000 #11
Good deal, just hope I never have to do it.

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