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panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by 65eglide » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:48 pm

Well after breaking down and buying a regular clutch hub puller, installed it and it completly stripped one of the shafts and bent it
Not sure why this thing is on there so hard I even heated it up first
Any suggestion on how to get this thing off now, not worrying about destroying it I just need it off
I'm thinking a regular jaw puller at this point?



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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by Panacea » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:11 pm

Does your puller look like this? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... g&dur=2564" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by 65eglide » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:45 pm

yes, just got it today

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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by Cotten » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:11 pm

Uhh,..

What's that floppy thing on the end of the screw?

Thanks in advance of course.

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Post by caschnd1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:20 pm

Cotton, the floppy part fits over the clutch push rod and allows all the force to be applied to the end of the mainshaft.

65eglide, can you describe exactly what happened? We're you tightening down on the puller when you stripped the clutch finger? I've never had to put more than moderate force on the puller. Rap the center bolt with a hammer and "POP" ... it comes off. Has your clutch key sheared and spun the hub on the shaft?

-Craig

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Post by 65eglide » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:06 am

well after tightening down , turn center screw until theres some force , rapped end with a hammer, continued to screw as i was doing that bolt came right off, stripping the finger and bending it.


Hub is not spinning on the shaft,just dont see why it's on there so tight

had to put a hard rubber block on the chain sprocket to stop it from turning

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Post by 65eglide » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:10 am

well after retaping the finger and trying again, I guess the pin is sheared, now the chain sprocket turn freely while the clutch hub is stationary
Guess I wont have any choice but to use a jaw puller now

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 am

now the chain sprocket turn freely while the clutch hub is stationary
Guess I wont have any choice but to use a jaw puller now
If the gearbox is in neutral it should be like that. The chain sprocket and clutch hub are on separate shafts. The hub is on a taper, if tension is applied to the shaft with a liberal application of heat the hub should jump off. Not sure what you stripped but I have never had an issue like that in 40 years and hundreds of hubs. How about a picture of what you are trying to do. The retaining nut is off, right?
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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by Cotten » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:21 am

caschnd1 wrote:Cotton, the floppy part fits over the clutch push rod and allows all the force to be applied to the end of the mainshaft. -Craig
But Craig,
the pushrod should pull right out.

That tool is shovelhead shtuff.

And 65eglide!

A jaw puller will distort and ruin the hub permanently, guaranteed.

You must hold the hub stationary, normally with an old clutch disc welded to a piece of angle iron.

....Cotten

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Post by 65eglide » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:30 am

ya the push rod just pulls right out, at this point the hub is ruined so it does not matter.
this is before the finger stripped out, nut off ready to go
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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by Cotten » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:40 am

65eglide!

Studs can be fixed, if that is what you mean by "finger".
If you bend up the flange with jaws, its REAL expensive.

....Cotten

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Post by Hog54 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:35 am

You should of bought the one I use to get the clutch hub off.No pulling,just screw it on the main shaft and tap with a hammer.I have used it for 30 years and has never not worked.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clutch-Hub-Pull ... es&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by 65eglide » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:44 am

problem is now i dont know what else bent along with the studs

I'll try retapping the studs and see what happens

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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by caschnd1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:16 am

Cotton, the pushrod will pull right out on a panhead. But that puller is made to work with later 4 speeds also. They use the wafer type throw out bearing and the pushrod cannot be pulled out without removing the kicker cover and throw out bearing from the kicker end of the pushrod.

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Re: panhead clutch hub destroyed

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Post by 58flh » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:00 pm

E-glide---As was mentioned ,if 1 of the studs broke-off no big deal!--(dont ruin it with a jaw-puller!)-Get it off,use some heat & spray it night before--Then check it with a dial-indicater!,for run-out-(both-ways).You can always put another stud in!--As cotton mentioned, it will get expensive if you have to get a hub/w-ring gear,& all essentials,plus a new CLUTCH/PLATES!---Take your time do it right!--Good-LUCK---RICHIE

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