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Old 01-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #43
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Joined: Dec 2006
Location: North Cowichan
Oddometer: 3,050
Originally Posted by ME 109 View Post
Blocking the crank is an issue that should be bought to the attention off anyone that appears to not know about it.
Wouldn't it be a 50/50 chance as to whether the engine case or the crank wins the vacuum tug of war with the thrust washer?
If indeed the crank gets pushed forward.

A lot of noobs trying to remove a rms particularly on a clutch carrier bike might use the guide ring for leverage.
Shit, I did.
And I didn't know about blocking the crank.
And I pushed the crank forward without realsing it.
And I torqued up the clutch carrier with the washer sitting on top of the dowels.....
I'm happy to see this post after reading what was stated in #39. That one gave the impression that blocking of the crank isn't quite necessary. Putting that info out there does a disservice to the new comers to this forum who are trying to have painless wrenching experience.
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