Living in Libya, Don't have a flywheel holder, any tricks?

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  • segge

Posted March 22, 2008 - 07:54 AM



I live in Libya and need to pull the flywheel off of my '04 XR 650. I don't have a flywheel holder or puller. I think I can build my own puller, but not sure about the holder to remove the nut. Any suggestions or tricks on making one or faking one?

Thanks, Steve

  • steed2

Posted March 22, 2008 - 08:50 AM


light duty impact gun or put the bike in 5th and have someone hold the rear brake. that will do it

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  • Coolidge

Posted March 22, 2008 - 08:51 AM


Ive seen this done w/a bicycle chain (wrapped around flywheel, then using puller fingers on the chain....) Good Luck!

  • cleonard

Posted March 22, 2008 - 10:22 AM


The brake method works well. If you don't have a air impact gun, put a wrench on the flywheel bolt and hit it with a hammer to get it loose. I have removed many flywheel bolts this way. I never have owned a flywheel holder.

After you get the flywheel bolt out then you need to remove the flywheel. It is on a tapered shaft and does not come off easily. You really need a flywheel remover. It is a large bolt that screws into the flywheel and bottoms against the crankshaft. It is a standard size metric bolt, just really big, like 20mm or so.

  • knuklehead

Posted March 22, 2008 - 10:44 AM


I used the old skool impact (you hit with a hammer looks like big screw driver) to remove the fly wheel bolt, then the right size bolt (that what a xr fly wheel remover is just a big bolt) tighten then rap with hammer then tighten then rap with hammer and pop off goes the fly wheel.

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