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Old 1st June 2011
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Default Removing clutch release plate retaining ring?

I'm referring to the one that holds the release plate on - I'm trying to remove the clutch as an assembly. This is NOT the one you need to release pressure on the diapragm spring to remove.

Anybody got any tips? This thing is not a normal snap ring - there are no "hole" for the snap ring pliers to fit into - just a sort of "slot." My snap ring pliers are getting no purchase whatsoever. Tried needle nose pliers, small screwdrivers - nada!

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I use two screwdrivers, one to pull one end out and the other to slip behind it from
going back in while you move the first one.

My 2003 did have holes in the ring though.
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Anybody got any tips? This thing is not a normal snap ring - there are no "hole" for the snap ring pliers to fit into - just a sort of "slot." My snap ring pliers are getting no purchase whatsoever. Tried needle nose pliers, small screwdrivers - nada!
It should have holes in it for circlip pliers (at least mine has, and I know for a fact that 2006 XB Buells also did), and I can't see why they'd change it. After you do get it off, I'd check and maybe get a replacement.
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mine had holes in it....hmmm.
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Problem solved.

The problem? That I'm a dumbass. I was trying to remove the ring that holds the diaphragm spring in place (without compressing the spring - good thing i DIDN'T succeed)! Finally looked deeper and saw the one I should be removing.

Thanks for trying to help. Some things (people!) just can't be helped!
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glad you were not successful in getting that off or you could have been hurt badly.
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Thanks for your advice and kind words folks. Yeah, I'm a dumbass, but a living and non-maimed one, so yeah, it coulda been worse!

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