Tap on one side of the crankcase with a soft-face hammer. Tap only on reinforced portions of the crankcase, not on the crankcase mating surfaces. Work slowly and carefully and make sure the crankcase halves separate evenly.
• crankshaft journal lower bearing (from the lower crankcase)
Identify the position of each crankshaft journal lower bearing so that it can be reinstalled in its original place.
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