SUZUKIPictures of how I removed the Head and Cylinders from the engine on the 89-09 Suzuki GS500 motorcycle.

But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. Head gasket leak.

  2. Put bike on center stand. Removed seat, gas tank, and carbs.

  3. Removed breather.

  4. Valve cover.
    Valve cover

  5. Camshaft chain tensioner.

  6. Exhaust header bolts. Allen key. WD40!

  7. Rear bolt on exhaust can. If you are wearing flip flops, watch it. Just sayin.

  8. Cam Shaft journal holders. Removed slowly and evenly to avoid damaging the soft aluminum head or the brittle hard camshafts.
    journal holders camshafts

  9. Don't drop that timing chain. The zip tie that normally holds those cables worked well for this. If you drop the zip tie into the engine, you may want to take off the oil pan. Just sayin.
    Timing Chain

  10. Front Timing Chain Guide. It lifts straight up when there is enough room from the head moved enough or out completely.
    Chain Guide

  11. Speedometer cable.
    Speedometer cable

  12. WD40 the head bolts.
    Speedometer cable

  13. Head Bolts.
    Head Bolt 0
    Head Bolts

  14. At first I thought I would not be able to get the head out over the studs and under the frame. Slowly gently got it done.

  15. Cylinder and Head.
    Cylinder and Head

  16. Head Gasket.
    Head Gasket

  17. Studs and Pistons.

  18. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  19. Then I finished my beer.


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