primary removal

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by mkd58, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. mkd58

    mkd58 Member

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    anyone ever used shop rags tied into a knot and then jammed between the sprocket and chain to lock the primary up?i read it being done on another brand of motorcycle to remove the clutch basket assembly and was wondering if it would work on the harleys?
     
  2. glider

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    Probably would work as long as it doesn't put excessive strain on the newer automatic chain tensioners. I believe this is why they went to the bar for locking the shafts instead of the step tool of past.

    How about adding the year of your bike to your avatar area.
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    If you dont want to buy the locking bar. make one out of a 2x4
     
  4. Fourdogs

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    I installed a chrome inner primary and made mine out of wood .
     
  5. Knotwillig

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    Normally I loose it by usuing air compression wrenche
     
  6. glider

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    Impact wrenches are not a great choice because it can loosen the epoxy that retain the magnets in the rotor.
     
  7. Hoople

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    Would anyone know what the actual HD locking tool (#47977) is made of. When installing a SE compensator, before I reached 140 ft lbs, it blew out (broke) my home made 1/2" cutting board locking tool like it was not even there. Then it blew out (broke) my home made wooden locking tool.

    That genuine tool must be made of aluminum.(?)
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    I got mine fro Georges Garage and its aluminum thick heavy chunk
     
  9. Hoople

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    You wouldn't be so kind as to give out the dimensions would ya?:D
     
  10. Hoople

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    But how do you tighten it?