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post #11 of 71 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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What setup specifically did you use to keep the basket from turning? Tightening to 98 ft-pounds is a lot of torque to hold back, and I'm not sure how exactly to do this...

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I used very large channel locks but don't recommend it. If I had it to do over, I'd do what Roach did in Video #25
Advance it to the 1:25 minute mark.
And you're right....98 ft lbs is darn tight
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Whatever you use just make sure it's secure and holds the hub in several spots. I've seen enough broken clutch hubs through the years from DIYers to in many cases suggest buying "the special tool"....;

But, just be carefull .....

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Whatever you use just make sure it's secure and holds the hub in several spots. I've seen enough broken clutch hubs through the years from DIYers to in many cases suggest buying "the special tool"....;

But, just be carefull .....
X2 on that, and don't try to put the bolts back in the hub to hold it in place. I tried doing that and bracing between the bolt and snapped one of the mounts right off. Aluminum isn't that forgiving. EBC makes a clutch hub tool that fits our bikes or if you have a set of the metal clutch plates you could probably fab one to work like this one. My cousin had a grabbit tool I borrowed to hold it when I torqued mine back on

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Did the 1/16 inch drilling mod but after about a year to a year and a half it's back. Not as bad as before. The clutch makes the noise and grabs when starting out from a dead stop cold.

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I used one of these: (carefully!!!)

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0008/

and an air wrench to remove the nut. Then spun the nut back on by hand and used a torque wrench to tighten it back up.

At first still had ocassional slight CG after the drill out, but now all is smooth and quiet!!

Great mod!!!

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Did the 1/16 inch drilling mod but after about a year to a year and a half it's back. Not as bad as before. The clutch makes the noise and grabs when starting out from a dead stop cold.
Maybe you need to clean your holes out.......

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Run some Seafoam in your oil just before you make your next change. That might clean out any gunk that you have in there. Couldn't hurt giving it a try.

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Thanks guys.... I ended up going with a holder. Can't link because I haven't posted enough. Turns out those large vice-grip clamps are about the same price anyhow, and are made from a hardened metal I couldn't drill through with a titanium bit, haha.

Motion Pro Clutch hub holder on Amazon, $24.

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Did the 1/16 inch drilling mod but after about a year to a year and a half it's back. Not as bad as before. The clutch makes the noise and grabs when starting out from a dead stop cold.
Yeah...to KM's point, I considered the holes might clog so I went with 3/32....not much difference but may help
I'd be interested to know if you're using dino or synthetic oil?

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I used one of these: (carefully!!!)

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0008/
and an air wrench to remove the nut. Then spun the nut back on by hand and used a torque wrench to tighten it back up.
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Ahhh yes. I did the same....An impact wrench can make life easy.

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Run some Seafoam in your oil ..... Couldn't hurt giving it a try.
Great advice
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I drilled mine...no difference.
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