From: Scoob on 25 Dec 2009 18:28
My clutch basket is a bit notched so I purchased a Hinson basket but I
don't have a clutch holding tool to hold it to get the bolt off. I've
never done this before and don't plan on doing it again so I'd hate to
break down and purchase the tool and I don't know anyone I can borrow
Anyone have a trick to hold the basket besides buying a specialized
From: sturd on 26 Dec 2009 09:17
> Anyone have a trick to hold the basket besides buying a specialized
Air wrench on the nut, gloved hand on the basket. That's how I
do it. Wrench spins fast/hard enough a tool has never been required.
If you want a tool for the inner basket, take an old steel plate and
on a 6-8 inch long piece of rod. I've never found that necessary
with the above technique.
Go fast. Take chances.
From: Dean H on 26 Dec 2009 09:26
On Dec 26, 9:17 am, sturd <mikesturdevant...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Scoob(a)Doo,net asks:
> > Anyone have a trick to hold the basket besides buying a specialized
> > tool?
> Air wrench on the nut, gloved hand on the basket. That's how I
> do it. Wrench spins fast/hard enough a tool has never been required.
> If you want a tool for the inner basket, take an old steel plate and
> on a 6-8 inch long piece of rod. I've never found that necessary
> with the above technique.
> Go fast. Take chances.
> Mike S.
That does work, but you still need a holder to properly torque it back
From: Whelan - '02 200exc (x2) & '04 MTD 38 on 26 Dec 2009 10:52
> What have you tried? Can't you just put it in gear and stick a rod through
> a hole in the sprocket (so you don't bend spokes). Or just apply the rear
Yeppers, I use a 3/8" breaker bar, through the rear rotor and
sprocket, above (below?) the swingarm to use the swingarm to stop the
bar's rotation, and hit the nut with an air impact. Works every time.
Well, every time I remember to put the switch on the air impact to
spin the socket in the correct direction.
From: fran...123 on 26 Dec 2009 10:54
"Dean H" <dfhyman(a)optonline.net> wrote in message
On Dec 26, 2:11 am, Sc...(a)Doo.net wrote:
You should NOT use a wedge of
soft plastic like a signmaker's squeegee to jam hte gear teath and
hold it that way. I have a squeegee with deep tooth marks from a
clutch basket. This worked great but you should NOT do it because it
can cause damage.
You should really NOT do it that way. I would like to have that nifty
tool or a good substitute.
I have some welding clamp style vice grips, for lack of a better
descriptor. I could see modifying those to act like the pictured tool
maybe without losing the original function. Note the back side of that
tool appears to have pins which would work on some flywheels. Sweet.
Am I missing something here? First you take out all the springs or if a
diaphragm spring do what you must to remove that. Once you pull the springs
wedging the primary drive won't hold the nut I am envisioning. None of my
stuff can you get to the nut without removing the springs and pressure
plate. Some of my stuff has a snap ring instead of a nut. As for wedging
the gears like you would want to do if removing the gear on the crank, I am
not going to look for the manuals but I am pretty sure a CR500 (Honda)
manual calls for a little nylon like block designed to wedge those and
another manual suggested stuffing a shop rag in there. Perhaps a third
manual uses the clutch lock up tool and the rear brake. But that one is
primary chain. If you fuse or somehow attach an inner and outer plate
together wedging the primary gears should hold what you want.