Sorry haven't posted anything of late, however just got my ticket punched by the DMV - so now I'm legal. Took the Jersey road test on a Honda 700, I don't now how they expect the test to be real world, but I passed and it's over. Anyway, this is were I am with the teardown got the front head and cylinder off (had to buy a special puller for the left side rotor). Tried to tackle the balancers starting with the leftside which Clymers claims to be lefthanded threads - I can't budge them. I've tried an impact wrench, I've tried leverage/breaker bars, any suggestions. Next I've got to attempt to get the clutch nut off, does anyone know what size nut that is? And I need to make a holding tool to attach to the basket. So far everything looks in really excellent condition - but what a pain to tear this apart. Still open for suggestions.
I just pulled the left balancer off last night - it is reverse threaded, and for as much as I kept telling myself that, I still tried to unscrew it by taking the breaker bar to the left.
I had my partner put a 14mm open wrench on the right balancer and use a pipe as a breaker to keep that steady as I finally torqued the left balancer *off* to the right. I used a breaker bar on my side as well - it's a tough bolt to get off. Haven't pulled the clutch nut, so I'm afraid I can't help you with that yet. I'll go out and take a look, though.
I placed an order with Ayers a couple of days ago for the various gaskets and whatnot (impeller, seal, etc.), then got my rotor puller on Friday, and pulled the balancer last night - to find two of the dampers completely broken. So now I gotta put in another order. If you have trouble finding part numbers, holler - I think I've got 'em all written down and correct, but the impeller stuff can be hard to locate. Also, if you come across parts that you think, "Hey, that should be replaced anytime someone's cracking open an engine," can you keep a list, too? I'm sure there're things I'm forgetting or missing (like the woodruff key on the rotor - have no idea where that got to).
Hang in there - there seem to be a bunch of us going through this, so any and all ideas are welcomed!!!