Best way to pull a sporty motor alone?
I finally have everything removed that I need to in order to pull my ironhead motor in anticipation to start chopping. I'm planning to separate motor from frame tomorrow. It's definitely loose, but it's a greasy, heavy bastard in an awkward position without a lot of good handholds and the last thing I wanna do is drop it. I'm thinking that the best way to pull it may be to put a couple of the motor mount bolts back in, set the bike on its left side on an old lawnchair cushion that I have, then unbolt and shimmy the thing out. Then I can pull the now engineless bike back up on its wheels. Is this the best way to pull it by myself? I didn't pull the generator as I was worried about garbage finding its way into the crankcase and, since the motor runs great, I wasn't planning to do any engine work other than putting some better cams in, getting the heads done, and chopping the sprocket and cam covers. Do I need to pull the generator? Any tips/tricks for separating motor/frame would be greatly appreciated.