I need to pull the flywheel to replace the starter clutch gear . I got used to having the electric start and now it doesn't engage.
what kind of puller do I need? I have one to pull the internal rotor that looks like a hockey puck on my KX, but I know the funky external rotary with the stator in the center
I complain when I need to work on this thing but compared to other bikes I've owned and the time and use I've put on it the ugly little bike hasnt ask for much
You can also maybe buy or rent or borrow a flywheel holder tool from a local parts store similar to the one below.
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?
oh! I didn't picture sticking the axle in there. Thanks for the clarification
I thought using the rear axle is a great idea. I was too lazy to pull the axle though so I ordered a puller bolt. I first checked at Ace Hardware. They had the correct size but the wrong thread pitch. Definitely use an impact. I had to oil the bolt well and run it down and reverse it a few times and then it popped right off.
Autozone (and probably other parts stores) rent a tool for this for free, but as said the TW has the trick of using the rear axle.
Failing that, I've also popped flywheels in a pinch without it. Loosen the bolt holding the crank on, back it out a few turns, but don't remove it entirely. Use a prybar to push the flywheel outward, and give the center bolt a solid whack with a mini sledge. Move the prybar 180* and repeat. Usually within a couple smacks it'll pop loose. That's not the "correct" way, but eh, gets the job done and doesn't really hurt anything.