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Old 01-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #178
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Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Eastern WA
Oddometer: 154
Clutch Bushing Upgrade

I decided to cut into my pig today and see if my 02 needed the clutch bushing (a.k.a. outer guide) replaced.
While I was in there I took a few photos for those interested.

If your wondering if it needed it...Read on.

I didn't drain the oil but would recommend it...It would've been nice to see what kind of crud is in the bottom of the case.

Here's a quick rundown of what worked for me...As always attempt at your own risk.

* I simply followed the service manual directions for removal and assembly.
* When removing the lock nut (pg 10-3) we used an air gun to rattle it loose. I didn't want to buy the clutch holder tool.
* To tighten the lock nut to spec...We put the bike in 5th gear, pressed the rear brake as well as holding the tire from slipping..."Click" no prob.

This swap job is truly easy and quick for anyone's skill level.

Oh ...Almost forgot...Turns out mine had the upgraded piece.

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