Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates


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Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby robertdawber » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:38 pm



I have the engine out, the rear cover of engine off, plates etc. out. I also have the circlip off-how do I get the basket off? I figured it would come right out. The Haynes manual doesn't speak of this.
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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby robertdawber » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:28 pm

Figured it out. There is a little hex nut to the left the holds the oil pump chain. Lower left hand side....remove that and it all slides out! :D

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby dingdong » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:57 am

;) Glad we could help out. :D
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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby robertdawber » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:59 pm

Well, the engine is back together. I will put it in the bike soon. I want to do a few things first. A few notes on this work....the original bolts seem to be pretty brittle. Next time I will grab new ones. I managed to break 2. The first one I already spoke about-the next one broke as I was torquing it to 9 pounds. I put a c-clamp on and brazed the top and ran a bit of JB Weld for good measure. I doubt anything will leak when it calls for 7-9 pounds.

Before I closed everything up I used air, a bright light and a magnetic pick up tool to fish around for any little bits of metal. I found a few in the oil screen cavity.

I also wrote the date, miles etc. on the engine (inside) to mark the point in time for the belts, the water pump and the same for the new stator.

WIth the stator-what a pain in the butt. The after market is a real tight fit for the circlip. I had to use a long socket, a piece of rubber and a piece of wood with a c-clamp to push it through enough to get the circlip on. Figuring that out was nothing but joy :) I should have taken a photo of that.

The clutch is what I began with and that turned out to be the easiest part!
The clutch plate bearing was not smooth. I got a new one from a local Agway/small engine repair. It turns out the bearing is very common and after doing some research I found out it is used in a number of Honda, Toro, John Deere and Craftsman riding tractors. The new ones are sealed. But, it cost me 10.50 rather than paying 40.
I had everything else already but I figured while I had it open best to do it right.

I check the valve clearance and they were way off. So I fixed that-now I will have to sync the carbs. I should probably clean them after the mice incident but-"if it's not broken don't mess with it" :)

Next up-put the engine in, try it and move onto a few other things:)!!

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:31 pm

I just saw a fantastic video of a guy changing out a clutch basket and plates ect... On youtube,, it was a 1000 though, pretty much the same I think....Correct me if I'm off here... Worth checking out...

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby robertdawber » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:50 pm

Thank you! I bet it's the one I used. Just a perfect example. I like the paint job on your bike!

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:40 pm

thank you Robert, painted it a couple of years ago using can spray paint... In the winter in my garage with a heater going inside a easyup tent like they use at crafts shows , I just put the sides on the tent and it made a great spray station with a space heater or electric type heater in there... the legs are adjustable on those tents and I was able to fit it in our garage....It worked great....

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby f1xrupr » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:24 am

If I understood your post correctly, you broke two bolts just trying to torque them!!!??? Sir, there is no way that I would put that engine back together re-using those bolts!...but that's just me... :roll:
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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby f1xrupr » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:33 am

Oh...also, I would have major reserves about using a sealed bearing in there-it can't clean or cool without oil flow...it's not the correct bearing is it?...to me, that's a huge gamble...!
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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby robertdawber » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:48 pm

f1xrupr wrote:Oh...also, I would have major reserves about using a sealed bearing in there-it can't clean or cool without oil flow...it's not the correct bearing is it?...to me, that's a huge gamble...!

I had not considered the heat difference. Will it really matter that much?

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:03 pm

Mechanical engineer should know this answer.... I'm scratching my head because I suppose it could work, don't really know how many have tried it?

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Re: Clutch basket removal-to replace basket, not plates

Postby robertdawber » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:11 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Mechanical engineer should know this answer.... I'm scratching my head because I suppose it could work, don't really know how many have tried it?

Maybe someone will chime in. I did go out and get new bolts :)




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