crank shaft bolt removale


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86 goldwing
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crank shaft bolt removale

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just getting ready to remove crank shaft bolt for pully application
can anyone tell me how much play is in the shaft when i go to loosen the crank bolt
have the bike in high gear rear wheel tied down with a rachet strap and break on
there does not seem to be any resistance on the crank shaft
or does the shaft turn till it hits resistance


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Re: crank shaft bolt removale

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Is the clutch good? Does it feel like it is slipping?
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Re: crank shaft bolt removale

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There should be almost no lash - you should not be able to "turn" it beyond a very slight movement to tighten up the drivetrain.

Also, for removal, an impact wrench works wonders without putting lots of strain on engine, clutch and drivetrain.
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hey wingman thanks for the info
went out and bought a impact wrench took the bolt off in seconds
now my next question
just installed pully and timing covers
tightened the crank shaft bolt and then realized i forgot the lock tight
if i use the impact wrench on said bolt will that be good enough to hold the bolt?
really do not want to start all over if this will be safe
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Re: crank shaft bolt removale

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I would really not just "whack it tight" with an impact wrench. You could easy overtighten it, causing a failure of the shaft end, either now or down the road someday. That would be the end of that engine.

I generally will use impact wrenches to remove things, but not to install them. Particularly on a critical item like this, I will always torque them to spec, so yes, I'd suggest loosening it, applying the thread lock, then tighten to spec.
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Re: crank shaft bolt removale

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thanks wingman ok then you know alot more about this than i do so will tear it apart and put on the lock tight
want to do it right so a little more time not going to make that much of a difference compared to wrecking a motor
thanks again


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