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Offline Stephen Foster

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Clutch centre nut removal
« on: 02.11. 2011 13:58 »
Im struggling removing the above with gearbox in frame , (rear wheel away for rebuild) .
What is the most succesful method please ?

Swinging Arm A10 with 4 spring clutch .

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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #1 on: 02.11. 2011 15:38 »
Make a sprag (just a flat piece of 1" x 1/8" or thereabouts) to fit between the clutch chainwheel and engine sprocket so they lock together. Rivet an old plain clutch plate to a friction one so that they lock the 2 parts of the clutch together.
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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #2 on: 02.11. 2011 15:48 »
If the primary chain is still on, wedge a piece of wood between the chain and the clutch chain wheel.
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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #3 on: 02.11. 2011 16:00 »
You need to lock the driven & driving parts of the clutch as well.......
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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #4 on: 02.11. 2011 16:37 »
Yes sorry forgot that I have a pair of old steel and friction plates tack welded together.
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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #5 on: 04.11. 2011 06:25 »
Thanks Everyone ,
I have a special tool coming & hope I can remove it !

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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #6 on: 05.11. 2011 09:39 »
Another alternative is an air tool if you have access to one. An air driven driver works so quickly that it shocks bolts like this off when you just hold the clutch by hand! Not everyone has one, I agree, but it is one the most heavily used special tools in my garage and is brilliant at clutch nuts, primary nuts, sprocket nuts etc and is also especially good at removing the damper rod in Japanese forks by spinning the locking Allen bolt so fast that you don't need the long special tool for stopping the damper tube rotating - of which there are many many different types for different bikes.  *conf*

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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #7 on: 05.11. 2011 10:21 »
I do not know what i would do without my rattle gun.
As stated earlier knocks off those impossible nuts in no time flat.
Pops off the clutch centers as well.
Ditto for gear pullers, hitch the rattle gun up to one & they just fall off.
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Re: Clutch centre nut removal
« Reply #8 on: 05.11. 2011 12:31 »
Managed fine with the special tool Thanks Everyone !!
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