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dave bushell

Hi Brian
Very difficult with everything in situ. You could try heating the head with a small propane torch to break the corrosion bond between the studs and the head.
One trick that I employed many years ago, was to feed some window sash cord down the spark plug holes and out through the transfer ports (you will have to do one cylinder at a time), I then threaded each cord through a thick washer of suitable size, tied a knot so that the cord would not pull through the washer and pulled the washers up to under the plug holes. Tie the cords to a suitable bar above the head, and with the aid of a friend, you may be able to lift the head. If you are on your own, use a long bar, block it up at one end and lever up from the other end.
Be careful not to pull the bike off it’s stand!