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Ok so I have new EBC clutch pads and I was going to replace the clutch tonight just to get it out of the way. and have one less thing to do. But I hit a snag. Besides trying to slice my thumb open on the engine while removing the clutch cover, I am stuck after getting the 4 springs off. The manual says remove the locknut but I can't figure out how. It is round and has 4 grooves cut in it and if I try to turn it the whole thing spins. I put it in gear but that did not help... all it did was move the tire as well. Heck! I don't even know how I am going to get it back on if I can get it off. If anyone can give me a hand it would be very nice! Thank you
 

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Ok so I have new EBC clutch pads and I was going to replace the clutch tonight just to get it out of the way. and have one less thing to do. But I hit a snag. Besides trying to slice my thumb open on the engine while removing the clutch cover, I am stuck after getting the 4 springs off. The manual says remove the locknut but I can't figure out how. It is round and has 4 grooves cut in it and if I try to turn it the whole thing spins. I put it in gear but that did not help... all it did was move the tire as well. Heck! I don't even know how I am going to get it back on if I can get it off. If anyone can give me a hand it would be very nice! Thank you




Well there is a special socket for it.



But to get it off you can use a hammer and punch/drift. Once off you can either replace it with a normal nut or hunt down a 6 point socket that the nut goes in but doesn't turn. I think it's a 30-31mm but I don't remember. Some have also use gator grip sockets with some success.
 

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I used a small pipe wrench to remove that nut on my 'junk' motor.



Really didn't hurt it a bit.



Whatever does the job.









Pssst,

Doing something like that to, "just get it out of the way", might not yield the best result.
 

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any idea what the threading is for the nut? I ended up getting it off but would rather not have to hassle with that again and just replace it with a normal nut.
 

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I don't know off hand but David in Wisconsin figured it out a few weeks back in case we couldn't find the right tool. Just take the nut with you to the hardware store and test it on bolts. When you find the right one take it with you to hunt down the right nut. Make sure it goes all the way on.
 

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Pssst,

Doing something like that to, "just get it out of the way", might not yield the best result.




Well it needed a new clutch since it starts slipping at 55MPH and if I tightened the cable any more I would be rolling forward more then I like when the clutch is pulled in. SO I thought I would change the clutch now while I have time, instead of waiting for some other stuff and doing it later.
 

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I know a lot of neat tricks that you can use to get the nut off and torqued back down without pulling the front cover. just click on my avatar and go to "about me" and you will find my email address.



Be sure to put Silverwing in the subject line.
 
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