High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
He caught that just in time, playing with fire.... I like the short video.
My suggestions... zip tie chain at crankshaft end down lower, use broken off/short 8mm from below to get one of the bolts out, while all the bolts are out, Dremel or hacksaw a slot in the bolt heads, insert screwdriver in frame hole to spin the bolts in, saves a lot of time with wrenches.
If you're careful upon removal of the timing cover, you can salvage the gasket, I've only ever replaced one on all the times I've had them apart, yes be aware of the dowels, put it back in place immediately if it comes out with the timing cover.
Be careful not to pinch the ignition pickup wire when putting the cover back on, especially at top corner, or bike could run like crap.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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