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I'll be installing my CB350 race engine into the frame Friday. It was difficult removing, any hints on an easier installation?
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i was only able to remove mine easily from the rightside (rear brake pedal side). i always end up scratching some of the paint on the frame upon removal/installation, but that's what touchup is for.

good luck.

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have someone nearby to help. It's easy if you've done it a few times . . . .
 

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I was watching (briefly) one of the biker build off shows recently and actually got a good tip from it. They were installing an engine in the frame, they lay the engine down and lowered the frame onto it. That may not be possible for you if the wheels and forks etc are on it, but...if you can position the engine in such a way as to lean the bike onto it, it could be cool. A combination of solid hard things and soft flexible things to lay the engine on at the appropriate height and angle...even if all you do is get it in the frame so that you can then pick it up straight and then jack the engine around to get the through bolts in.
But Evil's right, it's a lot easier with an extra pair of hands.

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with the cb350 the frame is assymetrical, so it can only go in from the right side. the lower of the cradle side. it can be a litte bit of a puzzle to get it in and out, but once you do it 2 or 3 times, youll have it perfectly figured out and will be able to do it alone. it helps to stand up over it and lift it into place and out of the frame. at least for me it does. you can shove a blanket into the area to help keep from scratching it.

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use a jack from a truck to lift the motor gently out of the frame... should protect the frame with rags and pull it out the right

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Don't tighten any of the engine mount bolts until you've got them all in place. You may need a floor jack beneath the motor to help. I agree on removing the left hand exhaust studs. Pulling the starter (and blocking it off 'cause electric starting is for wussies) really helps too.

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electric starting is for midget pussies!

-not very sensitive tex
 

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Tex:
I think I'll install the starter.......I'm 68 years old...not a pussy but don't think I could push the bike a 1/2 mile back to the pits if it craps out.
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race with wera, you get free rides from the crash truck!! much nicer than pushing from the bowl at nhis! someone should volunteer a truck or something for nhis.

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even with a starter... if your bike craps out... you are pushing


hook a bungee onto tex's bike... that will get ya where ya need to go
 

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fuzzy is the nicest crash truck driver i ever met!

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