Cylinder Head

REMOVING CYLINDER HEAD ASSEMBLY 1966 and Later (Fig. 3B-1)

Before removing cylinder head assembly, strip motorcycle as described in "Stripping Motorcycle For Engine Repair," Section 3A. Free carburetor and manifold assembly from motorcycle by removing two manifold clamps and carburetor support bracket nut at crankcase.

Disconnect overhead oil feed line (1) and cylinder interconnecting oil line (1C) at fittings.

Remove spring cap retainers 4A on push rod covers by prying down on cover spring cap with screwdriver wedged between cylinder cooling fins and pulling spring cap retainers out.

Remove five head bolts and washers (2) from each head. Lift cylinder head enough to slip out push rods (3) and push rod covers (4). Remove cylinder head (5). Remove cylinder head gasket (6). Mark push rods so that they will be reassembled in same position.

1965 and Earlier (Fig. 3B-1A)

Disconnect overhead oil feed line (1) at fittings (1963 and later). Remove spring cap retainers 4A on push rod covers by prying down on cover spring cap with screwdriver wedged between cylinder cooling fins and pulling spring cap retainers out.

Remove five head bolts and washers (2) from each head. Lift cylinder head enough to slip out push rods (3) and push rod covers (4). Remove cylinder head (5). Remove cylinder head gasket (6). Mark push rods so that they will be reassembled in same position.

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