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Tl head removal

Can you pull the front head without dropping the motor? A broken exhaust bolt is forcing a trip to the machine shop.

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You can actually tilt the engine towards the front tire -rotating on the rear mount if yu hve teh front mounts removed. At the apoint the head can go all the way until it touches the tire. Somewhere in between you may have enough room to remove the head. Good luck

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