- Jun 16, 2020
cant break the head loose any suggestions?
My normal comment in preparation of a head removal AND installation is, the crank/pistons must be at TDC and therefore the cam is under the least/ NO load (if adjusters are loosened 3 turns on the overlap side).Good chance a valve(s) are unequally loaded/unloaded try slowly turning the crank.
Doesn't mean that they were good.... Hey I'm kidding, just as I think you were.... Back to the original posters question, definitely make sure all fastners are removed. I was able to free one up that was on a bike that had been stored outside for a really long time by using a couple of one inch cargo straps and placing them under the head between the barrel and head and then going over the top frame tube. I used the ratchet straps to get some upward tension going on, then used a chunk of wood (yes part of a 2x4) and wacked away. Using the exhaust ports sounds safe (can't recall where I placed my makeshift wooden drift but it did take a few strikes.We was building houses when there was only wigwams on your side of the pond.....