Crankshaft and Connecting Rods

Crankshaft Removal

•Spirt the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). • Remove the crankshaft.

Crankshaft Installation

__CAUTION

H the crankshaft, bearing inserts, or crankcase halves are replaced with new ones, select the bearing inserts and check clearance with a plastigage before assembling engine to be sure the correct bearing inserts are installed.

•Apply engine oil to the crankshaft main bearing inserts. • Install the crankshaft with the camshaft chain hanging on it.

Connecting Rod Removal

•Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting).

• Remove the connecting rod nuts.

• Remove the crankshaft.

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