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Hello gang
I'm still waiting for my kit to arrive from Germany..
I did score a brand new .old stock Kickstarter lever..
From TWBigBlakes pictures it looks like I could have
Survived with the one that comes in the kit
Now I will thrive with the original and have a spare
To throw in the parts box..
What the heck it's only money that would have been wasted
On food or something else stupid...lol
I ordered the $28 manual I found a link to somewhere on
This forum to hopefully help keep me from screwing up the install....
It turns out to be a cheap Xerox type copy with a plastic binding I wouldn't recommend it
But it will serve it's purpose here I hope..
My question of the day is do I need to buy the tool to hold the clutch basket ?
Can I just put the bike in first gear and lock the rear brake to reinstall the clutch basket?
Thanks
Mike
 

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My question of the day is do I need to buy the tool to hold the clutch basket ?
Can I just put the bike in first gear and lock the rear brake to reinstall the clutch basket?
Thanks
Mike
If you have an electric or air impact wrench, you can usually spin the nut off without using a tool. I have also done it using the technique of holding the rear wheel by placing a 2x4 between the spokes across the swingarm. If you want to borrow the tool shown below, let me know and I can get it in the mail to you.

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Brian thanks for the offer but I have no idea when I'm going to get to do the install.
I'm planning on spinning the clutch nut off with my DeWalt impact.
I was more concerned with torquing it back down.
I was considering buying that tool myself does it fit any other bikes?
My bike has under 1500 miles
What do you think about installing heavy duty/performance clutch springs while
I'm in there doing the Kickstarter?
If so what brand would you recommend
Have a great day
Mike
 

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That EBC tool is only good for TW and similar engines. The Tusk tool below is more of a universal one that will work on many different bikes.

That clutch basket nut just need to be snugged up as you will be bending up a tab on a lockwasher that secures it from loosening up.

I have heard good things about Barnett brand clutch components.

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Here is a link to the installation instructions thread:

 

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Not knowing anything about motorcycle engines, can this Kickstarter be used when there is no key in the ignition? Is the battery required for anything other than electric start, headlight, blinkers, etc.? I was thinking of a scenario where the battery dies and you needed to get home. Or another scenario of a thief using the kickstart to steal the bike.
 

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You still need the key...,..
It works fine if the battery is dead.
That's the best reason for the Kickstarter
Mike from N.C.
 
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