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    PTOs on a 1999 787 RFI GSX and a 1997 787 GSX

    Hey all!

    What I have is my wife's 1999 GSX RFI and my 1997 GSX.

    What I am doing is building a back up engine for both.

    What I have is a 1999 RFI bottom end.

    What I will have is a set of carb jugs and RFI jugs set to the same new pistons.

    I have the mag side set up that all I have to change is the cup and cover and I can switch back and fourth. As you can figure I can swap the jugs depending on which one I need it in.


    My question is the PTO. Do I have to switch that depending, or can I use the the RFI PTO in the 1997 if needed?

    I tried to remove the PTO from a rung out 1997 crank and it did not want to come off.

    Thanks for your time with this question!

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    Re: PTOs on a 1999 787 RFI GSX and a 1997 787 GSX

    The PTOs are the same.
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    Re: PTOs on a 1999 787 RFI GSX and a 1997 787 GSX

    Thanks!

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    Re: PTOs on a 1999 787 RFI GSX and a 1997 787 GSX

    Heat on the PTO is pretty much required to remove most PTOs. Best method is to remove the seal and heat the back side of the PTO. You will need a significant vise for this.
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    Re: PTOs on a 1999 787 RFI GSX and a 1997 787 GSX

    Thank you! Yea I tried with MAP gas to heat it up and use a pipe wrench when the crank was in the case with no results. I will try again with the crank out of the case but it was great news to know that I don't have to.

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