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Replacing the head vs heli-coiling
So I finally have time again to get around to fixing my bike. From my other posts, I ended up realizing I need to not only replace the harness but I goofed up the threads for a spark plug hole.
I've been shopping around and a head off a junked bike isn't too expensive. My main question is this:
Should I replace the head I have, or yank the head (I have to do a shim job anyway on it and pulling the head doesn't seem TOO difficult) and bring it into a machine shop for helicoiling the spark plug hole?
Second question: How difficult is it to yank the head? Can I do it without dropping the engine? The placement of the engine seems pretty terrible. Hayne's manual says I have to basically pull the bike in two to get it out.