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rcfallen

Removing crankcase cover 2014 WR450F. . . Help!

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I can't seem to remove the crankcase cover, it seems like it is still holding up on something. I removed all 8 bolts including the one under the dampner cover. What am I missing? It's probably right in front of me and I can't see it. Haha

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I can't seem to remove the crankcase cover, it seems like it is still holding up on something. I removed all 8 bolts including the one under the dampner cover. What am I missing? It's probably right in front of me and I can't see it. Haha

 

Typically you need to tap it all the way around with a deadblow hammer to loosen it.

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Typically you need to tap it all the way around with a deadblow hammer to loosen it.

I gave that a try as well, and it still didn't seem to budge. It's almost like the cover is still getting hung up near the dampener   :banghead:  lol

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sometimes the gasket it stuck on there good holding it on, get a soft plastic pry lever and give it a try, it shouldn't be held on by anything else

or take off the oil cap and pull from there

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I haven't done it on my WR, but I know on many bikes the stator will be attracted (by magnet) to the rotor, making it more challenging to remove. Any chance that's the problem?

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I haven't done it on my WR, but I know on many bikes the stator will be attracted (by magnet) to the rotor, making it more challenging to remove. Any chance that's the problem?

 

 

sometimes the gasket it stuck on there good holding it on, get a soft plastic pry lever and give it a try, it shouldn't be held on by anything else

or take off the oil cap and pull from there

I definitely know what your talking about with the stator causing it to stick because of the magnetism, that was one of my original thoughts. I tried pulling from the oil cap and I was able to get a screwdriver under the cover. I tried prying it till the point of the screwdriver flexing and decided to stop. I'm at a loss. I appreciate everyone's input! Ill have to take some more pictures when I get home. At this point I'm going to pull the whole subframe off so I can see the rest of the case.

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