I'm doing a partial overhaul on my duke and am having a hell of a time pulling the head. Both manifolds are off, so is everything else that looks like it could possibly hold the head on. I can get the head to wiggle a bit about its long axis, so I think it has broken free from the gasket and its not jamming on the locating pins. It seems to rotate about the center (looking down the length of the head) and doesn't have as much movement on the alternator end. It seems like something on that end of the motor should be removed before I pull it but I can't find any other parts holding it on. I have even tried lifting it off with an engine hoist. The only other issue is the center head bolt next to the exhaust snapped off before turning out, but this should only act as a stud or extra locator pin and not a fastener. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!
[This message has been edited by smmilke (edited 10-24-2013).]