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Old 24th February 2013
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Default Homemade Clutch Spring Tool!!!!


I always find this site on in google so I figured I give up some information that can help others.

Not the greatest video ever but, I have simple cheap way to compress the spring plate with out the fancy tool. With this method worst case you'll have to buy a new snap ring. I was able to reuse my snap ring.
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i use a large 3 jaw puller with a home made round plate for the center. it works pretty well for me!!
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i'm all for redneck engineering and kudos to the kid for putting it out there but......

notice the new oil filter spider on the ground?

so, instead of spending $60 on a jims clutch tool, spend $30 on oil filter wrenches and tie up 3 vice grips? really?

there is a point where penny wise is pound foolish. just sayin.


and when one of the first things that comes out of the mouth of a guy showing you how to do something is that he could not find a video that showed him so he figured it out himself you should be yelling at the screen "IT'S IN THE FSM!"
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Not to mention the 50 other posts on clutch spring compressors....

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I thought about using using puller.

The point of the design is that you don't have to fabricate any parts. Not everybody has drill presses, chop saws or plasma cutters just hanging around to make compressors out 2x4's and scrap metal. The video shows the proper materials needed to get the job done first time. Most people DIY'ers have a vise grip set in their tool box. If not they can be bought at wal-mart for $2 a piece. Washers were $1.50, and the spider wrench was $10. I showed the purpose of the vise grips so that people aren't breaking spiders and wasting money on a new one like I did. Total cost $17.50 +tax for a tool you'll only use once. Or, $60 for a tool you'll only use once.

I had to dig just to find out there was special tool for the job. When I found post about how to make a tool they weren't simple. I have promoted this video now all you have to do is search sportster clutch on YouTube and this video is on the first search page. There is no more digging through articles on google to find the solution.
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Only once?

I bought and kept mine because if I burned the crap out of my clutch at 9k, I'll more than likely face the prospect of burning it again eventually. I have friends with Sportsters who may also have to do clutch work. If and when I get around to beefing up my engine, I may want a heavier spring or a different clutch altogether.

Either way, worth it to me to have the right tool for the job. You fake it, you'll eventually damage something or hurt yourself.

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Mine cost less than $6.00 and worked perfectly!


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Hey, dsjkak1 thanks for trying to help out your fellow bikers. Dirty Don, very clever. I personally use a 3 jaw puller too. It gets used to pulling stearing wheels, and other stuff too. Great investment.
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Thanks for the ideas guys.
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