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How do I tighten the flywheel nut?

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I replaced my cam chain and now i need to put the flywheel back on. How do you hold the crankshaft in place while tightening the nut. I thought maybe put the bike in gear, but that didn't seem to work.

Please help!

-Rob

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put it in a high gear and have someone stand on the break.

if that doesnt work for you just get creative theres tons of makeshift ways to get things like that done srry i couldnt be more help someone will have better ideas

use your noggin youll be surprised at the things u can use to hold it in place while u tighten

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Don't over tighten that flywheel nut, or rap on it with anything. That pinion on the flywheel end of the crank is made of butter.

Don't ask me how I know this.

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Thanks guys. I ended up sticking a large screw driver through the sprocket while it was in gear. I think i got it tight because the clutch slipped. At least i hope it was the clutch slipping and not something breaking.

-Rob

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one thing you can do is, take a ratchet with a plastic handle and stuff it down where the crank/rod is, it will jam up against the cases locking the engine, you can get the flywheel torqued to the 47 ft lbs easily... It doesn't hurt anything. Thats what I did on my last job where I had the cases split to replace a crank/rod assy.

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