I just finished installing a new top end and have now discovered that the PTO side crank seal of my 1994 583 is leaking.
I pulled the seal out and discovered that the crank bearing cage (plastic) is broken - So I'm going to pull the motor and replace it (and any other bearings that are gone).
Although I have lots of experience with 2-stroke bike engines, skidoo engines are a bit new to me.
I'm thinking of leaving the whole top end assembled and turning the motor upside down and just removing the bottom crankcase half. I'm wondering if I can then lift the crank (with pistions still attached and in their cylinders) just enough to support it and then pull the bearings off.
I have a couple of questions:
(1) Will this work?
(2) what sort of puller will I need for the crank bearings?