2009 yz450 clutch basket removal

I have a 2009 yz450f and doing a complete clutch, basket, plates, inner and outer hub . Can the clutch basket be removed from the smaller side cover or do i have to remove the large cover ? Any tips or suprises i should know ?

It's a little trickier that way, but yes, you absolutely can do the job through the clutch cover while the crankcase cover remains in place. If the bike was run for a minute within a half hour of starting the job, very little oil will be lost doing this work with the bike upright; it's a dry sump.

  • You'll need a means of removing the main shaft nut, such as an impact gun or a holding device
  • Tapping the end of the main shaft inward can help free the boss if it gets stubborn
  • Be sure to remove the splined washer behind the boss or it will hold the basket on the shaft
  • Reinstalling: The small gear in the back engages two gears, the starter idler and the oil pump idler, while the driven gear has to mesh with the crank. Be Patient.

Just did my 07.Gray basically has it covered.I just removed the round plate and used a vice grip looking basket holder from TUSK.Really easy to remove the nut with this tool holding the inner basket in place.Torqueing it to 54 pounds was no sweat either upon reinstallation.Gray is right,it was just a little bit tricky putting the basket back on and I kept wondering why I didn't have as much thread for the nut...it took a few tries to finally get the gears in sync and then it slid into place like butter.Just keep playing with it,and it's obvious when it's right.My nut is a 30mm,by the way,I suppose yours is too.Have fun!Oh,and be really careful to keep track of that single ballbearing at the end of the push rod....okay,now look inside the other part....

It's a little trickier that way, but yes, you absolutely can do the job through the clutch cover while the crankcase cover remains in place. If the bike was run for a minute within a half hour of starting the job, very little oil will be lost doing this work with the bike upright; it's a dry sump.

  • You'll need a means of removing the main shaft nut, such as an impact gun or a holding device
  • Tapping the end of the main shaft inward can help free the boss if it gets stubborn
  • Be sure to remove the splined washer behind the boss or it will hold the basket on the shaft
  • Reinstalling: The small gear in the back engages two gears, the starter idler and the oil pump idler, while the driven gear has to mesh with the crank. Be Patient.

Thanks for the info.

" very little oil will be lost doing this work with the bike upright; it's a dry sump. "

laying the bike (clutch side of the handle bar) on your bike stand or something equivalent in height, will allow you to perform your work w/o any oil spillage. but if your installing new clutch components, why wouldn't you just change the oil also?

...if your installing new clutch components, why wouldn't you just change the oil also?

Sometimes it works out that you just did that already. :excuseme:

Pretty sure I gave you the answer to this question before this post, but what do I know !

Pretty sure I gave you the answer to this question before this post, but what do I know !

You probably did but i question everything you say any way. :jawdrop:

You probably did but i question everything you say any way. :jawdrop:

Oh ! So did you get it together for this weekend ? The guys wre talking about Bartow again. I don't know about that

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