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steeeve66
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Clutch removal

Post by steeeve66 on Fri 04 Apr 2014, 1:25 pm

Hi All,
Does anyone have any experience removing the clutch using a clutch holding tool? Pretty sure i'm just being a bit 'thick' but i can't get it to hold the clutch still while loosening the nut - the tool just slips out. Is it OK to hold the clutch on two of the 4 aluminium spring mounting plate mounts? I worry they look a bit flimsy and wanted to ask here before i broke anything…

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Re: Clutch removal

Post by Tricky. on Fri 04 Apr 2014, 4:00 pm

sorry cant help regards the proper tool as i used an air impact gun (the type you use on car wheels nuts), just buzzed it straight off.
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Re: Clutch removal

Post by steeeve66 on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 7:16 am

Tricky. wrote:sorry cant help regards the proper tool as i used an air impact gun (the type you use on car wheels nuts), just buzzed it straight off.

You couldn't just pop that impact gun round to mine for 20minutes could you...?
Thought not.
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Re: Clutch removal

Post by Tricky. on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 9:52 am

if you were in derby then it would be no problem.


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Re: Clutch removal

Post by Tricky. on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 9:56 am

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Re: Clutch removal

Post by ANDYC on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 7:35 pm

My homemade clutch removal tool,  a lot easier to use and less risk to the alloy clutch parts than the usual ones.
Took an old sprocket and a piece of steel and about 10mins of my time .
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Re: Clutch removal

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 06 Apr 2014, 1:28 pm

ANDYC wrote:My homemade clutch removal tool,  a lot easier to use and less risk to the alloy clutch parts than the usual ones.
Took an old sprocket and a piece of steel and about 10mins of my time .

So, to clarify, I assume you use that to lock the front sprocket (and hence the engine) which then allows you to undo the clutch?

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On a separte note (to steeeeve) have you tried locking the engine by getting an assistant, putting the bike in 1st gear and getting them to stick the rear brake on (with the rear wheel on the ground i.e. on the side stand). This might lock the engine sufficiently - I have never tried this particular 'bodge' on a CB500 (only on other bikes) so I might be wrong...

Also, just to check, you have 'unstaked' the clutch centre nut, haven't you? (sorry if you have done this, but you have a ask)
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Re: Clutch removal

Post by ANDYC on Sun 06 Apr 2014, 6:07 pm

Yes, simple as that.
1st gear, replace your front sprocket with this and remove the centre nut.
Also handy for tightening it up, as it needs a bit of leverage for that too.
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Re: Clutch removal

Post by steeeve66 on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 1:03 am

You're a genius!
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Re: Clutch removal

Post by ANDYC on Mon 04 May 2015, 6:29 pm

This is the one I meant.
ANDYC wrote:My homemade clutch removal tool,  a lot easier to use and less risk to the alloy clutch parts than the usual ones.
Took an old sprocket and a piece of steel and about 10mins of my time .

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