Pulling a rotor
Posted October 29, 2003 - 11:03 AM
I bought a take-off from BajaDesigns (probably paid WAY too much. $180.00 for the stator off of a '00 WR) and I pulled the left-side cover last night, and I don't have sepcial tool #Yam-Piece-'O-Crud_rotorstopper.
Will a strap wrench work? I tried putting it in gear, and standing on the rear brake, but the rotor kept turning.
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
Posted October 29, 2003 - 05:05 PM
Or you could try a impact gun
Posted October 29, 2003 - 05:15 PM
Posted October 30, 2003 - 07:59 AM
I talked to a mechanic at a local shop, and he also stated that an impact wrench was the way to go. So, I got a strap wrench, and put my socket on the retaining nut, and give it a couple of sharp whacks. After about 3 or 4, the nut came spinning off. Then I mounted up my puller, and again, couple of sharp whacks, and the rotor(flywheel?) came off.
Hopefully, the new stator will plug right in, and I seal it back up, but something is telling me I have to "wire" it up to the bajadesigns kit that is on the bike.
Might just try to 'by-pass" that until after the race on the 8-9th, (just need power to headlight, handwarmers and helmet-light) and worry about the baja kit later.