CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS INSPECTION
11. Remove tie rods (12) from crankcase (5).
For ease of disassembly, tie rods are pushed through the crankcase
from the right side of the crankcase except for the lower tie rod
nearest the flywheel end of the crankcase (number 7 main bearing).
This tie rod must be pushed through from the left side due to
interference of the starter driven gear-shaft.
a. Have helper hold slotted nuts on opposite side of crankcase as necessary to keep
tie rods (12) from turning while removing nuts (14).
b. Remove six washer-plates (13) from right side of crankcase (5).
Typical, Seven Places
c. Using a suitable brass rod, push thirteen tie rods (12) through the crankcase (5) and remove
from the left side.
d. Using a suitable brass rod, push the lower tie rod (12), at number 7 main bearing, through
the crankcase (5) and remove from the right side.
WP 0138 00-9