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im trying to tighten the nut on a clutch hub,with reverse threads. How can you tighten the nut and keep the main shaft from turning? Mine has the 5 finger clutch hub of the pan, shovel clutch. thanks for any info.
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Take a clean towel and fold it about 4 or 5 times (fairly thick).

You can then kinda wedge it between the chain and the clutch hub - when you go to reinstall, you can wedge it between the mainshaft & chain. It will keep the whole assembly from turning.
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It's best to use an air impact wrench to get it tight enough. It's a fine thread with over 3/4" engagement so you won't hurt it. If it ever loosens up you will shear the key and that can leave you stranded and damage the shaft. Don't know what the manual says but this has worked for me over the years.
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It's best to use an air impact wrench to get it tight enough. It's a fine thread with over 3/4" engagement so you won't hurt it. If it ever loosens up you will shear the key and that can leave you stranded and damage the shaft. Don't know what the manual says but this has worked for me over the years.
Thought I read somewhere specifically NOT to use an impact because of potential damage to the stator?
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It's best to use an air impact wrench to get it tight enough. It's a fine thread with over 3/4" engagement so you won't hurt it. If it ever loosens up you will shear the key and that can leave you stranded and damage the shaft. Don't know what the manual says but this has worked for me over the years.
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It's best to use an air impact wrench to get it tight enough. It's a fine thread with over 3/4" engagement so you won't hurt it. If it ever loosens up you will shear the key and that can leave you stranded and damage the shaft. Don't know what the manual says but this has worked for me over the years.
Thought I read somewhere specifically NOT to use an impact because of potential damage to the stator?
We are talking about the clutch basket, not the engine sprocket. To hold the clutch while tightening I bungee up the rear brake pedal real tight and put the trans in4th gear. It holds fine for use of an air wrench. Won't hurt anything.
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It's best to use an air impact wrench to get it tight enough. It's a fine thread with over 3/4" engagement so you won't hurt it. If it ever loosens up you will shear the key and that can leave you stranded and damage the shaft. Don't know what the manual says but this has worked for me over the years.
Thought I read somewhere specifically NOT to use an impact because of potential damage to the stator?
We are talking about the clutch basket, not the engine sprocket. To hold the clutch while tightening I bungee up the rear brake pedal real tight and put the trans in 1st gear. I holds fine for use of an air wrench. Won't hurt anything.
Ahhh...gotcha.
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We are talking about the clutch basket, not the engine sprocket. To hold the clutch while tightening I bungee up the rear brake pedal real tight and put the trans in 1st gear. I holds fine for use of an air wrench. Won't hurt anything.
If you are leaving the bike in gear, and putting an impact on the clutch-hubnut - make sure and disconnect the ground wire from the starter.It's REALLY unlikely, but there is a chance of the bike trying to start on it's own...even with the rear break 'locked'.
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Note: I originally posted "put it in 1st gear" I edited it but you guys are too quick, should read "4th" it holds a lot better that way. Mine has no starter so that was not thought of, I guess it is better to be safe, Huh!
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Note: I originally posted "put it in 1st gear" I edited it but you guys are too quick, should read "4th" it holds a lot better that way. Mine has no starter so that was not thought of, I guess it is better to be safe, Huh!
Whuts this "starter" thingy you guys are referring to? Is that on the 5 spd? I looked all over on mine, can't locate. PLEASE advise. And the bike "starts" itself. Damm, what'll think of next?
 
 
 
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