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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Trying to get the clutch cover off so we can deal with the typical clutch rattle. Pounding on the cover with a rubber mallet has not freed the cover.

Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:59 pm 
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presume you haven't missed a bolt? easy done i know. usually the little one underneath.
it's probably stuck either on the 2 tits that line it up or the gasket goo has glued it. either way, keep tapping top and bottom. sorry i can't suggest anything else :D
cheers, dd.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:51 pm 
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Nah. Maybe not.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Like DD said, first check you haven't missed a bolt.
Try using the rubber mallet and simultaneously spraying duck oil around the joint face edges. Repeat. Leave it a while to soak. Repeat again. Eventually it should let go.
Or you could always remove the engine and leave it to soak in a tank of diesel but this is an extreme way to swell the gasket.
If there are any bits you can lever against you may be able to get it to release that way, BUT....do it judiciously and resist the temptation to hammer a screwdriver between the gasket faces. It is very easy to damage the alloy castings if you get silly with a screwdriver or pry-bar, then you may find it looks ugly and leaks in future.
Keep at it and, with patience, you'll get there I am sure.
Good luck.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm 
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Thanks for the tips.

I decided to use the “pen is mightier that the …” solution. I have too may projects & this is low priority. So I reassembled the bike & will take it to a bike shop later this year.

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GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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