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Sportster Motorcycle Transmission, Clutch, Primary & Secondary Drive Transmission, Clutch and primary or secondary drive problems, advice, and/or how tos.

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76 sporty. I broke the damned kicker shaft, so I have to pull the clutch hub to get to it. My problem is that I can't get the dang clutch hub nut loose. It is a 1.5" nut, but I can't torque on it enough without the rear wheel spining. I thought about putting a wrench on the drive sprocket nut to compinsate, but allas my arms are too short to hold one side and pull the other.

My Clymer says to use a special tool called the grabber, kinda like a vise grip. Can't find one in any local tool store (very limited selection here). I tried some 90* needle nose pliers, but that didn't work either. Any suggestions?
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Motion Pro makes a clutch holding tool. I think it is what you are describing. It's what I used for clutch hubs and countershaft pulleys.

http://www.motionpro.com/Docs/servicetools_3.html

The tool is also sold through JC Whitney. The SKU number is: ZX063598U It's $27.99.

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yeah that is the funky tool. What is the backyard mechanic way of doing it? I know that there has to be some way. Also, my first approach of holding the drive sprocket nut failed, it just loosened the drive sprocket nut...

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Impact wrench...?
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don't have an impact...
Looked into the tool, seems to fit the bill. I just can't see buying a $30+ tool just for this....
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I used a 2 x 4. Just a hunk small enough to fit in between the runs of primary chain and wedge in there.
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dwardy, you are thinking of the front sprocket. I am talking about the nut inside the clutch hub itself.
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Just did this on my evo sporty...

Have a friend hold the rear brake tight, then use a breaker bar and socket, install the same way, worked for me...

Thats my backyard approach, good luck.
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dwardy, you are thinking of the front sprocket. I am talking about the nut inside the clutch hub itself.

Oh???


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pilot, I tried your idea, but it didn't work for me. I have mechanical rear brakes, and even though the shoes and drum are new, They still won't hold back that kind of force. I am about to give up here. I have to get this damn thing off to get to the kick shaft.... Any more ideas???
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