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possibly the most difficult thing to figure out the first time I split the cases, was how to hold the inside of the clutch basket still so I could take it off. the trick is to use a vise grip to clamp a steel and a fiber disk together to hold the inner and outer pieces together

also heating the cases in the oven on the lowest temp for 30 minutes will usually let the cases split versus having to use a press...
 

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vice grips OMG!!...
heres a better tip concerning this ...use an old disc..tack weld a bar /tube round stock ...etc (small enough diameter to fit between fingers of basket)
to the old disc then it will fit the fingers of the basket & can be used as a basket holder while you remove the clutch hub nut
 

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possibly the most difficult thing to figure out the first time I split the cases, was how to hold the inside of the clutch basket still so I could take it off. the trick is to use a vise grip to clamp a steel and a fiber disk together to hold the inner and outer pieces together

also heating the cases in the oven on the lowest temp for 30 minutes will usually let the cases split versus having to use a press...

This is how i have always done it, works great.
 

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Or you can use an impact wrench to remove the nut.
i use this method also but what i do different is to use a 2' section of rubber fuel hose thats been bungied between the fins of the basket and around the inner hub. this in turns cushions everything as i use the impact to loosen the nut.
 

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i just use the motion pro clutch holding tool B)
 

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impact is really easy. another way is to put a penny between the gears to stop them and since the copper is a much softer metal it will not harm the steel gears.
that is the way I did it until i bought the motion pro clutch pliers.
 

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this trick is more usefull when putting the clutch back on. Im not brave enough to blast the nut back on with my impact wrench
Thats interesting. I really put that SOB back on tight with the impact because I had used the impact a bit to tighten it down then put everyhting back together and rode. In 5 minutes the nut had backed off the shaft and fallen off making my clutch useless. Then next tim I put it on tight.
 

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torque wrench....the right tightness every time. ;)
^= correct torque ( or foot pound) setting each time..
Blacker dont get me wrong I agree with ya here ...completely ...

I still find it amazing when riders spend bunches of money on their R's ( & parts for )
& then build /install the parts with anything other a proper or correct tool :lol:
 

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never had much trouble with this till last night. i left the clutch pack together and put a penny between the gears. put a ratchet on it and smacked the handle with a hammer and thought i had it loose, but the penny just snapped in half. i gave it a couple more half assed attempts but decided i better quit before i break something more valuable than a penny! i went in and ordered a 1/2" electric impact from harbor freight for $40, since i'm in no hurry.
 

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never had much trouble with this till last night. i left the clutch pack together and put a penny between the gears. put a ratchet on it and smacked the handle with a hammer and thought i had it loose, but the penny just snapped in half. i gave it a couple more half assed attempts but decided i better quit before i break something more valuable than a penny! i went in and ordered a 1/2" electric impact from harbor freight for , since i'm in no hurry.

instead of a penny put a cloth rag in between the gears it wont damage anything.
 
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