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bought a set of three (3", 4" and 6") pulley pullers at harbor freight for $19.00 perfect for the 1971-E1984 ironhead clutches...save a lot of dough!
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Harbor Freight has its moments, not high end but serves a purpose.
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Cheap. Import.

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Check the red stickies at top of pg for homemade tools alot of info there.
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if it makes you feel better to pay $100 and up for an iron bar with three holes in it just to compress a spring, be my guest. do you think they are german engineered and made in switzerland?
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where'd the videos go?
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click on the orange bar at the top...they are just photos, i don't know why it says they're videos...
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you can build one of the bar types for about $15.
all you need is the bar, 1/4 all thread, 3/8 tubing, 1/4 nuts, 1/2 all thread, and a 1/2 nut
pullers work great until it slides off and flys across the room with enough force to put a nice large dent in the metal siding on the garage. been there done that, I'll use the bar type.
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this thing worked great and felt solid. took about an hour and a half to rebuild and take her for a spin, but i went into the job with a healthy respect for the clutch springs so i get your point. i don't have a shop or drill press and i just seen a lot of people in the forum looking for the tools, so i thought i'd share the info.
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It's cool just be careful and make sure it is on there really good before you start cranking on it, those spring pack one hell of a wallop.
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