I've just read some of your earlier posts regarding the process of installing the balancer. I understand the need to get it aligned perfectly, but why install it without the pins? Won't they stop the rotation as you draw the balancer in with the bolt? If it has to be done without the pins, no wonder it takes 20 tries.
BTW. When I removed the crank compensating sprocket on my Harley, I used a 1 1/2" socket on a 3/4" breaker bar and an 8 foot cheater bar. I had to use everything I had with someone sitting on the back on the bike to stop it from lifting off the ground. The spec says 320 ft-lbs, but I think this was a tad more.
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