I don't have a clutch in front of me but I doubt it would harm anything using the clutch to hold it but I have also seen people use the ground instead. I'd be more worried about breaking the variator drive face. Whatever's clever I suppose but honestly, I've never used one of those. You can always put a rolled up rag or a block of wood between the tool and the clutch to avoid damage.
Be aware that the variator in that picture has reinforced locations for inserting the prongs for that tool. Many of the variator fans that I've seen have this, and thus this method should not be used for location-less variators or you risk breaking the find off.
You can always use the same tool on the flywheel/rotor, which does have holes and is much stronger than the variator fan.
Post by looneyscoot on Jul 13, 2014 10:03:53 GMT -5
Harbor freight sells a 12 volt impact that hooks to your scooter's battery or you can plug it into a cigarette lighter in a car. $20 is a wise investment, and it fits under the seat easily. the impact only weighs 6 pounds. I keep the impact, a spare belt, tire plug kit for emergency use. There is also a emergency manual air pump at Auto Zone that comes in handy as well. The manual pump will pump a car tire up to 60psi and it works great for a scooter tire. I have had to push my scooter for about four miles one night at about 1 am and going to someone's door at that time of the night on a back road in North Carolina wasn't even considered an option, and I didn't have a cell phone either. I think I have about $40 invested in all of the tools under my seat that will prevent me from ever doing that again. I'll carry the extra 20 lbs in weight to ensure that never happens again trust me!!!
Post by screwthe49ers on Jul 9, 2019 6:58:11 GMT -5
I remember my pepaw using a small piece of wood he whittled into a slight taper and stuck it in the plug hole of his lawn mower. Idk if he covered the end or not. I really didn't know what he was doing at the time cause I was little, I just thought it was pretty cool and macgyverish. Thinking back, it was probably so small to help prevent user error from breaking something if the nut was needing too much 'persuasion' for this particular method. As I'm in exactly this same boat in 2019 right now, hell I might give it a shot later today.
After costing myself a crankshaft by stripping the threads from tightening the variator on with a impact gun, I don't mind taking the extra time now and using the locking tool and using a socket and torque wrench. It's a pain when you have to split the cases when you weren't planning to, let me tell you..
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