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post #1 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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took givi crash bars off, now motor mount holes dont align up? help

Well I wrecked my 919 month or so back, so just now getting aroudn to working on it.. had to take the givi crash bars off as they got bent a little preventing me from shifting.. But now aparantly the motor has moved a little or something as the holes are not aligning backup... almost a whole hole off? any ideas what the best way to align it back up? where is best place to pry at? I tried with pry bar and block of wood under motor but didnt seem to want to go in the right direction.. I plan on putting some more bars on it , so I may wait till then to try to tackle it but was wanting to get it ridible till I can afford some new givi crash bars...
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 01:10 PM
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You know...I think when I put my crash bars on, I had to lift up on the motor to make it line up. If you lift up on the engine, does it help the alignment at all?

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That was my though, it only takes a little bit of 'give' in the other mounting points for the engine to move 1/4" on the other side. Try putting a jack under it and see if you can't get it back in place.

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You might need to loosen the other mounts to get enough movement.

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I would loosen all the bolts up and then pry on it. You'll have something in a bind if not. The bike could have hit hard enough to either bend something or, slip to the other side and pull all the adjustment slack out of the bolt holes.

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thanks guys.. I dont think it hit hard enuff to move anything, I'll try loosening the other points and see what I can do.. Wasnt sure the best way to jack it up, guess with a pry bar, I dont think I got jack small enuff to fit under motor.. I'll figure something out..

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When I took my Givi bars off to paint them this spring, I placed a small floor jack under the engine to hold it in place, because otherwise it would do the same thing yours is doing. If you only remove one side at a time, this situation will be averted. Either jack it up or pry it up into position and your problem will be solved.

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I'm surprised it has moved that much, have you undone both sides? If so that is more likely - best bet is one at a time and complete that side before moving to the other - the engine should not drop any more than a few mm max.

How hard did you bin it?

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floor jack and a piece of wood, the right tools are a blessing with stuff like this. borrow a jack if need be.

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Hockey pucks work good too, if you don't like wood on metal action.

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Hockey pucks work good too, if you don't like wood on metal action

I don't have a Hockey puck in my tool box . I have all kinds of other odd ball make-do tools though.

I'd prolly have to drive 700 miles to even buy one. We don't play hockey around here.

I use a 2x12 one foot square to lift under headers.

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We don't play hockey around here.
reminds me of the old Archie Campbell bit called Hockey Here Tonight

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