Replacing clutch basket

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  1. CREMATOR

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    Anyone know how hard it is to replace a clutch basket on a CR125? from the research ive done it looks like you need some special tools that i dont have, such as an impact wrench. i dont really want to take it to a shop cause im sure the labor will be ridiculously expensive, not to mention the parts alone will be close to $400. thinking about just selling the bike cause it is pretty old anyways. :hs:
     
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    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    In theory yes, in this case not so much. If you don't have a holding tool for the clutch center you need an impact to get the nut off. Depending on how tight the clutch center nut is on now, it may be possible to put the bike in gear and stand on the rear brake to hold it. That method doesn't usually work though.

    It pays to at least buy the holding tool. Its only a little over $30. http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0008/
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Holding tool ftw.
     
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    yes i know i can buy the holding tool that you guys are talking about that holds the hub still, however, the installation takes more than that.
     
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    edit: wrong thread...wtf lol
     
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    Thats the only special tool you will need.

    Drain oil, coolant
    Remove brake lever and kickstarter
    Remove side cover
    Remove clutch springs, pressure plate and plates
    Hold center hub with holding tool and remove center nut
    Slide off center hub and basket

    If you're buying an aftermarket basket refer to the instructions that came with it and ThumperTalk thread LiveSideways posted.

    Install new parts in reverse, remembering to get a new lock washer for the clutch nut and a new side cover gasket.

    It also helps to remove the pipe to make working on this easier; probably also would help to remove the right radiator.
     
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    do u think i can get the clutch nut off without an impact wrench, thats what im wondering
     
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    Its possible, yes but usually is a giant pain in the ass. The holding tool is only $30.
     
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    I agree completely about impact gun. If you don't have one but have a truck, get it apart to the point that you need the impact gun and then take it to a shop and see if you can get them to do it for you for cheap.
     

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