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tractor2011-03-04 05:09:40 +0000 #1
How careful are you mechanics about torqueing the clutch hub nut? Do you just run it on with an air wrench or use a torque wrench and a special tool to hold the basket?

On bikes over 100hp I just run it on with the air wrench, but I am replacing the clutch in a Kawasaki 400 triple (2 stroke) and I am concerned about spiking to much torque through that light transmission, however I would have to buy a special tool to hold the clutch hub if I use a torque wrench.
mikeiscool2011-03-04 05:20:54 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by tractor

How careful are you mechanics about torqueing the clutch hub nut? Do you just run it on with an air wrench or use a torque wrench and a special tool to hold the basket?

On bikes over 100hp I just run it on with the air wrench, but I am replacing the clutch in a Kawasaki 400 triple (2 stroke) and I am concerned about spiking to much torque through that light transmission, however I would have to buy a special tool to hold the clutch hub if I use a torque wrench.

Lock the clutch pack in place with a penny (ie: soft metal) and torque it carefully by hand.
Scott2011-03-04 05:50:37 +0000 #3
Dude, it's much safer to torque it to proper spec with a torque wrench.

The penny trick works well, or a strap wrench too.

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