Installing engine into frame (2004 WR450)

3 replies to this topic
  • pdunlop

Posted June 25, 2010 - 10:10 PM


Finally getting the boxes of parts that I purchased looking like an bike.

The engine is almost complete now, and I was wondering if it is any easier to install the engine back into the frame without having the cylinder head installed, or doesn't it matter?

  • landshark

Posted June 25, 2010 - 10:14 PM


i have done it both ways and i found it easer with the motor in the frame.not so much putting the motor in the frame but putting the cylinder and head on the motor

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  • Mutu

Posted June 25, 2010 - 10:19 PM


Doesn't really matter.
I've pulled my engine out with out the head, but it all went back in together.
Engine way easier to work on out of the bike!

  • pdunlop

Posted June 25, 2010 - 10:46 PM


Thanks for the replies - The barrel is already on, so if it doesn't make much difference then I'll put the head on now and fit it into the bike as a complete unit.


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