Ok, guys, all of you who are coming to the Tour de Smo' (aka, mountain gathering in NC) and who have been trying to shame me into replacing the trans nosecone mount so that I can drive the Speedster instead of the BMW can rest a little easier. I am going to try to get it done before the trip. This weekend is more of a hunker down weekend (stay away, Irma!), but I have managed to borrow a motorcycle jack to drop the engine. This will be the inaugural project in the new garage/shop. I'm sure I'll get the first oil stains on the new floor. I have two weekends between now and the trip to do this.
Anyway, I could use any tips, shortcuts, or recommendations from those of you that have done this before. My first (of many) question is what part of the engine should I rest on the jack? I am pretty sure I shouldn't rest the pushrod tubes, but the most likely spot at present looks like the CB Perf. thin line sump. Not sure that's good either. Question #2: leave the Sidewinder exhaust on or take it off? I'm sure I'll think of more.