Originally Posted by 100RT
I must be still asleep, please tell me how to pull the heads with out touching the exhaust nuts. headers, crossover, fairing lowers??
You have to pull the crossover and the muffler on the side you are working on. ditto carbs. He has the split fairing lowers so he can pull the lowers over the pipes. Rocker covers next. Ever pull the header to adjust valves? Nope. Now you are looking at all the head bolts/nuts. Remove them and unbolt the header support strap at the front engine bolt/nut. The head with header intact lifts away.
If you have a frozen exhaust nut and you want to get really surgical with getting it off, putting the head on the bench is one way.