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Old 03-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #6496
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clutch

Holding the clutch basket can be tricky, A fiber wrench (old style oil filter wrench is what I use). Also I use a new side gasket, but I know lots of people that use the old one with silicone gasket maker added. My reasoning is NO leaks. However, getting the old gasket off can be a pain without a gasket removal tool.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #6497
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You do not need to hold the clutch basket.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #6498
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Agreed, you kind of just "snap" the bolts free and they won't spin.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #6499
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Two 205s?!

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You do not need to hold the clutch basket.
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Agreed, you kind of just "snap" the bolts free and they won't spin.
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If youre only gonna replace the clutch plates & friction plates you wont need to pull the hub or need a holder.
Well, I guess its nice to have agreement.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #6500
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Two 205s?!
I just came across what "205" means whilst poking around in JM...
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:59 PM   #6501
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I'd recommend picking up one of these
to hold the hub. The first time I tried a m/c clutch I broke the hub trying to hold it with something stupid--it's pretty brittle Other than that, pretty simple. Never opened up the clutch on an XT so I'm not 100% sure it's needed
I was only making a suggestion for an alternative clutch basket holding tool. I should have made myself better understood. The need to only remove the 4 bolts was a given.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:14 PM   #6502
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I've never replaced a clutch on a bike before. About how long does it take? Is it a pretty simple job, for somebody with decent DIY mechanical skills? And tools & cold beer, of course.....
I did mine a bit over a month ago. The hardest part is getting all the old gasket off :( I didn't have any problems doing it, and I'm a computer geek by trade ;)
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #6503
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I did mine a bit over a month ago. The hardest part is getting all the old gasket off :( I didn't have any problems doing it, and I'm a computer geek by trade ;)

If the gasket is stuck on the cover I wonder if you could heat it in an oven to soften the adhesive? Maybe 350-400 degrees would do it without warping the cover.

If it's stuck onto the engine heating it obviously wouldn't work.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:07 PM   #6504
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Its not likely to happen, but if I was lucky enough to have the whole gasket still adhered to one side or another Id just leave it in place & put it back together with a thin film of sealer. I have done it, no problems.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #6505
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I did mine a bit over a month ago. The hardest part is getting all the old gasket off :( I didn't have any problems doing it, and I'm a computer geek by trade ;)
This is the stuff for removing gasket crud:


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Old 03-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #6506
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I hope to get the new one in by this weekend. We're supposed to be sokked in with rain,so it's as good of time as any.

Not sure how long the clutch usually lasts....but I know how to finish one off - Oversize rear tire+sticky South Georgia Mud



In my defense,I was doing great until my hubby decided we should turn around :-/
Girls and mud ... oh yah! Not that I have a dirty mind... (wink)
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:44 AM   #6507
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How on earth is the top half of the bike so clean? I love how the saddlebags are spotless!
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #6508
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How on earth is the top half of the bike so clean? I love how the saddlebags are spotless!
LOL I noticed that as well. It's Zen,You gotta be one with the mud.That or I guess I wasn't riding hard enough,so the bike stayed shiney side up...this trip
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #6509
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Found a 2005 in excellent shape with 1100 miles on it. Guy wants $2000.00. dude i work with is first in line. Says he's going to offer him 1600. I'm hoping he gets turned down so I can maybe grab it
Any thoughts on the 2k asking price?
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #6510
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Found a 2005 in excellent shape with 1100 miles on it. Guy wants $2000.00. dude i work with is first in line. Says he's going to offer him 1600. I'm hoping he gets turned down so I can maybe grab it
Any thoughts on the 2k asking price?
Tell me where. I'll offer the guy $2000. Haha.
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