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    How do I drop motor back in '98 XL1200?

    I know, I know, it goes back in the opposite of how you took it out, but I don't remember.
    Porsche mechanic buddy of mine took the lead and I was the helper. Back first, front first, ninety degrees then turn? I need a 3D printer to make a nice, light full-size template to manipulate.
    Carbs off, exhaust manifold off, starter & intake manifold installed.
    All posts I've found tell what to take off (SBT) but not how you maneuver the motor to get it to fit back in. Found no videos anywhere.
    Should have paid more attention back in Geometry class.


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    Well i use a motor puller with a strap attached in the front and rear of the motor and just looped over the hook on the motor puller.
    Then with the motor hanging in the air i pick up on the rear of the motor dropping the front of the motor the strap just slides in the hook.
    then i lower it in the ski turning it side to side to clear the motor mounts wile letting it down.
    i have installed the motor with exhaust manifolds and carbs. attached on 1200R. but it is tight just take your time.
    Hope this helps it works for me.

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    +1, fully built motor in XLT, drop it in nose first, open the front hood, reach in past the fuel tank and pull it level while lowering it in. Much easier than installing the mani and carbs in the ski.

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    I'll try nose first this afternoon.
    Keep in mind this a 65u not a 66v.
    Thanks.

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    I just recently dropped my GP (65U) motor in. borrow a lift or get a couple friends to help you. The Motor dropped in pretty straight with the carbs and the exhaust manifold on.

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    No fair if you are talking about dropping back into your SUV Bill!

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    I said GP, as in my GP1200 The next time the SUV motor comes out, a 4-stroke is going in it. It has not come out in 6 years as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OsideBill View Post
    I said GP, as in my GP1200 The next time the SUV motor comes out, a 4-stroke is going in it. It has not come out in 6 years as it is.

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    My neighbor and I have spent about two hours trying to get this motor back in without carbs or exhaust manifold and I guess we're both too dumb to figure it out. Back first, front first, leaning left, leaning right, nose down more than forty-five degrees. What the heck am I missing? I have both engine mounting brackets already on the motor. Do I need to remove one, or both and re-install in hull?
    I'm about ready to pay one of you all to shoot a video for me.
    Last edited by toyterrific; 10-30-2011 at 04:03 PM. Reason: more info

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    HERE IS YOUR ANSWER. Do I win a prize for the correct answer? Maby a cold drink or two! The 1998 xl1200-w the complete engine must be installed by removing the front top of the deck ( the part where the stearing assy is mounted to) this entire cover is bolted to the upper deck. In the parts brake down it is called the engine hatch. The gas tank must come out also to install a complete engine. I bet the original engine was removed with the cylinder/head off and only the lower crankcase was left (short block). This is why you could get it out from the seat hole. Sorry to post the bad news but that is the way it is done. look at this link http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....e=13&A=63&B=15 part #1 in picture. Tommy Jordan

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