BruceKoukalaka wrote: I'm not intending to remove the heads or block as the bike runs quite nicely. The work I will be doing on the engine is to clean up and polish such parts as the cases and smaller parts.
So why would you pull the engine, just to clean and polish it? Yikes! Trust me, you can clean and polish the engine without removing it or removing anything connected to it. Ed
An easy way to hard tail the rear end is to just remove the shocks and install "struts".
Just lengths of metal, or tubing, that bolt in place of the shocks.
If you don't end up liking the ride, easy to put shocks back on.
What a day, my wife and I are getting ready to move so I was out in the garage sorting my tools and the guy that sold me the bike popped in and asked me if I needed a helmet. of course I do, so he gave me a pair of HJC CL10 helmets that he bought when he got the bike, but he very rarely even rode so I now have my bike and a choice of colours for a helmet. By the way they fit perfectly