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Pulling 350 foreman engine

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Started working on pulling the engine out of this 86 foreman today.

One of my daughters friends brought me an 87 TRX 350 (Non D) That “needed a top end”. When he dropped it off the top and have been off the bike for years, so obviously the bottom end will need to be gone through before that engine can be used again.

My solution is to swap a good engine out of an 86 into the kids bike and then give it back to him. This 86 supposedly ran well when parked, and would fire off when I got it.

So today I went about pulling the engine from the 86. Got the four motor mount bolts out, valve cover off, header pipe off, and then hit a snag. Got one of the cam gear bolts out, and then when I tried to use the kickstart to rotate things over, apparently the kickstart doesn’t work.
I figure that will be easier to address on the bench. What’s the trick to getting this thing out? Does it need to come out one side or the other? Can it come out with the head still on and the valve cover off?

Ran out of daylight so I had to cover it up and leave it for now
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Get it out, Jeep? I can't really add anything to what Shade and Retro said.
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