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Anyone have a spare clutch basket

Looking for a clutch basket if anyone has one lying around.
I didn't have a grabbit tool to remove the clutch basket in the "twin" and got impatient and tried to use the studs to hold on to and snapped one. (Pic is from file footage, not mine)
If not there's a few on ebay. Thanks

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Since that pic is from eBay with a price of $29.95 + $11.35 Shipping. How does $30 shipped sound?

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Since that pic is from eBay with a price of $29.95 + $11.35 Shipping. How does $30 shipped sound?
Sounds fair, PM sent

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Are you going to drill the basket to prevent clutch chatter? I mean since you have it out and all..

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Are you going to drill the basket to prevent clutch chatter? I mean since you have it out and all..
I'll probably do it for good measure.

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Any advice for removing it without the tool, seeing as hindsight 20/20? Other than breaking it of course. :P

I'll probably take mine off to do the coffee grinder prevention mod as well. I'd probably have done the same thing thus my asking.

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Any advice for removing it without the tool, seeing as hindsight 20/20? Other than breaking it of course. :P

I'll probably take mine off to do the coffee grinder prevention mod as well. I'd probably have done the same thing thus my asking.
My question would be how much is the "special tool"?
I've seen quite a few broken clutch baskets ALL caused by not using the right tool.

You can make your own tool from a couple of used metal clutch plates...if you have some laying around.......

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How about an oil filter strap? Of course for a big oil filter.

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How about an oil filter strap? Of course for a big oil filter.
I do have a nice heavy duty rubber strap wrench I used to hold the rotor whilst torquing down the rotor and balancer bolt. It held to over 60ft-lb with no slippage.

I wonder if that will do?

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Clutch hub bolt torque is around 83 ft/lbs I believe........

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