my "little tinker's clutch tool" set


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my "little tinker's clutch tool" set

Postby deanbw » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:54 am



Still working on the bike, getting to the point it may start going back together in the next few days. I am close to putting engine back in but first had a few things to do, one of which was the clutch.
I had a clutch socket but it was too small so I machined one from an old 1/2inch drive socket I had (I like to keep old sockets and wrenches around for making "special" tools). Got the clutch off then found I needed a metal doughnut to get snap ring off basket. I made one from a scrap piece of brass I had in the shop at home. Next was finding I either take my basket off or I get another one to use to assemble clutch. So I found one online a guy had that included the whole assy. he said the plates were frozen to basket, he could not get them apart ( he didn't know about the snap ring), so he wanted 25 bucks for basket, lifter plate, pressure plate, bearing....everything, good deal I thought, spare parts.
Once I had used all my cobbled goodies I put clutch back on engine and thought, how do I hold basket so I can tighten nut to 42lbs.?
I didn't want to do the stick a screwdriver in it thing, I didn't want to use the timing pulley nut or stator nut so I made a wrench to hold the basket from a piece of flat bar and 4 pieces of 1/4inch dia. rod, I held them in place on the spare basket and welded them to the flatbar. Then I ground the outside of the rod until it fit between the basket and the rear cover, it was not pretty but it works perfect.
So now i have a little tool set just for clutch work, I will throw it on the shelf for the next wing I buy.






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Re: my "little tinker's clutch tool" set

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:49 am

Nice...and I like how you labeled it. I should start doing that - I've got more than a few "custom tools" that I built, that I can't remember for what purpose they were originally made.

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Re: my "little tinker's clutch tool" set

Postby deanbw » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:24 am

WingAdmin wrote:Nice...and I like how you labeled it. I should start doing that - I've got more than a few "custom tools" that I built, that I can't remember for what purpose they were originally made.

Thanks...and yeah, I wont mention how many years I made tools and forgot what they were before the "label it" light bulb came on


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