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Default Tightening clutch basket nut (left hand)

TOTAL case of brain dead today.

Trying to tighten the clutch basket nut in my '97...how the hell do I tighten that while all it does is spin the plates?

II REALLY don't want to try wedging anything in there.
What hurts worse is...I've done this a few times before!
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Are you talking about this:

http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...ocket_torquing


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Yes, the nut that holds the clutch basket on.

I just ordered a tool from Motion Pro that looks like grip pliers with long jaws and bent in a short leg "L" at the end.
That grips the center hub to keep from spinning as you tighten.
I have both HD and Clymer service manuals and neither addresses this.
Only the engine nut.
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4" brass door hinge like in the photo in the post IXL2Relax just gave you.
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That won't work.
You can't tighten this nut with the pressure plate in the way which is the only thing
that would keep the center hub from turning.
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Do you have a Factory Manual???


When removing the primary drive assembly (Engine Sprocket, Primary Chain & Clutch Sprocket), the clutch basket is intact - ONLY the release mechanism is removed to gain access to the Sprocket Nut... Using the brass hinge to wedge between the Engine Sprocket & the Clutch Sprocket will keep the fully assembled clutch basket from rotating...

When re-installing, the fully assembled clutch basket (with clutch plates & pressure plate in place) ONLY has the release mechanism removed in order to have access to the Clutch Sprocket Nut...

The Engine Sprocket, Primary Chain & Clutch Sprocket are removed and/or re-installed as a 3-piece assembly...

??? Now ??? If you still have a question, please post a picture and explain in clear and concise language, what you are trying to do...

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Been a while since I was in there. But maybe he has removed the clutch basket and needs to tighten the big nut that holds the whole assembly onto the gearbox shaft.
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Kiwi's got it.
That's precisely the situation.
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Do you have a Factory Manual???


When removing the primary drive assembly (Engine Sprocket, Primary Chain & Clutch Sprocket), the clutch basket is intact - ONLY the release mechanism is removed to gain access to the Sprocket Nut... Using the brass hinge to wedge between the Engine Sprocket & the Clutch Sprocket will keep the fully assembled clutch basket from rotating...

When re-installing, the fully assembled clutch basket (with clutch plates & pressure plate in place) ONLY has the release mechanism removed in order to have access to the Clutch Sprocket Nut...

The Engine Sprocket, Primary Chain & Clutch Sprocket are removed and/or re-installed as a 3-piece assembly...

??? Now ??? If you still have a question, please post a picture and explain in clear and concise language, what you are trying to do...

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It would be a lot simpler if you would direct me to the page in the manual that you're quoting.
As I clearly stated previously, I have both HD and Clymer manuals.
I also stated it's the nut that holds the clutch basket on.
Regardless, just point me to the correct page and I'll be most appreciative.
I do appreciate your efforts.
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you're talking about the nut that holds the rear sprocket on in the following picture. correct ??
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