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#711009 - 10/09/17 3:44 pm '73 TR5T engine removal  
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Bike is stripped to rolling chassis, and now I'm trying to remove the motor, rocker boxes have been removed.

Bike is laid down on left side, I want to lift the chassis off the motor.

I don't see how to get the rear motor mount to clear the frame brackets. There doesn't seem to be enough front-to-back space to get all the mounts clear of the frame.

What am I missing?

Thanks,


Kurt
1968-70-71 Triumph TR6R Bitsa - 1969 Triumph TR6R - 1971 BSA A65L - 1973 Triumph TR5T
2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
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#711034 - 10/09/17 8:03 pm Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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If anything like the B50 engine removal procedure (which is a tight fit), it is far easier to keep the bike upright (you can see what you're doing, plus the engine really isn't all that heavy - B50 is about 85lbs, I guess the Triumph lump, if primary drive is off, as it should be if you're doing a full engine strip, would be no more).

It's a case of shifting the engine and pivoting it fore & aft, until you can see how it will come out. Sorry, no better way to describe it. But be sure it is possible - it got in there! Maybe remove the rocker boxes if these seem to be restricting pivoting movement?


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#711044 - 10/09/17 10:03 pm Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Thanks. The bike is back on the lift now and strapped down. I thought I'd try the lay-down method to spare myself some of the heaviest lifting, since I kind of wrenched my shoulder lifting the A65 motor into the frame two years ago. Guess I should be careful and get some help with the lifting.

Rocker boxes are off. Full strip and rebuild to crank is inevitable, although when I first got the bike earlier this year I thought I'd clean up, tune up, start up. But seeing the molasses-like oil that I cleaned out of the "tank" I knew that I had no choice. I was avoiding complete teardown at this point since I get kind of anxious if too much is apart at once.


Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
#712366 - 10/23/17 11:18 am Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Maybe not going to be a lot of help, but I didn't strip the engine down at all and I kept the bike completely upright when I removed the engine from my TR5T. The frame was completely stripped down as I had to get a crack if the frame repaired. Again when I put the engine back in, it was fully assembled, with the possible exception of the clutch. Unfortunately, this was a number of years ago and can't specifically remember what I did, but don't recall any problems.

#712369 - 10/23/17 11:54 am Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Thanks. Bike is strapped onto the lift again. I've been sorting the parts that came with the project, the PO kind of included lots of odds and ends, but I've got it sorted now. Will have another look, maybe I'm missing something still smile


Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
#713948 - 11/05/17 7:03 pm Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Gave it some thought for several weeks, then removed the motor easily today smile

With rocker boxes off, rear goes down, front comes up, then out to the left (remove kickstart arm).

No damage done to bike or me.


Kurt
1968-70-71 Triumph TR6R Bitsa - 1969 Triumph TR6R - 1971 BSA A65L - 1973 Triumph TR5T
2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
#713976 - 11/05/17 10:06 pm Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Good for you Kurt !!


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#713996 - 11/06/17 1:38 am Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Well done, Kurt---all ready for the winter in the workshop now!

#714020 - 11/06/17 12:22 pm Re: '73 TR5T engine removal [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Thanks, gentlemen. Now another decision: leave motor together, remove top end, or complete tear-down? I'll think about that for a few weeks ... smile


Kurt
1968-70-71 Triumph TR6R Bitsa - 1969 Triumph TR6R - 1971 BSA A65L - 1973 Triumph TR5T
2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000

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