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Nice stand! Looks identical to the one I made! LOL

One thing about it though… it only works for the upper stuff. Once you start to work on the bottom end, you will need to lay the engine sideways. You can probably do that with your arrangement, if your careful and have long pins which are very strong. But to crack the cases open, the engine will need to be put on that wooden engine frame we may have talked about previously. If not, I'd be more then happy to explain it to you.

Anyway, you don't need to remove everything to get the engine apart. I would focus on trying to remove as little as possible. You need to pull the crank output gear on the right side and the flywheel on the left side. You'll also need the layshaft tool to pull the layshaft pulley off and save that woodruff key! Heck, save ALL the woodruff key's in a separate container, they can fall out onto the floor, ask me how I know. Anyway, just pull the left case off and don't bother messing with the tranny or for that matter, the clutch assembly.

Thats just my 2 cents… been there, done that. ;)
 

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Tchase,

Are you just doing a rebuild? Or are you going have some real fun, like a 1040cc big bore kit? Maybe getting your transmission gears cut (over/under) and cryogenically treated?

Looks like your off to good start, haha.
 

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Ooo exciting! So it begins! Good luck with the rebuild!
 
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The first video is all you need to do. Simply install the cam belts, put the Ducati tool on the pulley's and re-align. You don't need a dial indicator if you use the Ducati tool because it set's the timing at factory settings. The 2nd video shows how to set the timing manually, which you wouldn't need to do with the Ducati cam tool. You can rent all the appropriate tools from Welcome

They even have instruction guides. :)
 

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I don't have to do anything Tye... I can just stick a new top half and replace the piston put it all back together and it might be fine and it might blow up.
You won't meet anyone on the planet, who wouldn't suggest doing a bottom end at 20K + miles after whats considered a "catastrophic engine failure", especially since the engine is already being disassembled. You don't really need any crazy special tools if all you do is pull the crank, send it out and put the returned crank back in again. Mostly all the timing is locked via woodruff keys and dot's, so you simply align the dot's and put in the keys, you're done.

If the bottom end has a problem, you could easily throw a rod through the crankcases. Then you've got nothing left… all because you didn't want to do it right, does that make any sense?
 

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Yep looks like your exhaust valves hit the piston.... Just like mine!.. The rod bearing spun, might be looking for new, rod, prolly crank replacement/rebuild... just like mine.... Misery loves company! I am with you T....
 

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Yep, split the cases, try to keep the transmission gears in tact by removing the right side crank case, (if possible). By the way, I can guarantee the rod bearing is gone and may have taken the crank.... but there are ways of dealing with the crank... four to be exact...
 

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Be sure and remember there are bolts inside the clutch side that bolt thru the cases. Also, as a friend learned, be sure and remove the metal cylinder gaskets, before you split the cases!!!
 
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