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jambo
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Started to remove the flywheel in my R69s, got the all-in-one tool up there and I promptly stripped the holes in the flywheel. I didn't even put much pressure on them. I was just about to do the heat and "wack it with a hammer" routine but wanted to get some tension on it before I did that.

Also, I ran a tap back through it and I was surprised at how easy the tap cut the metal. Its not very hardened steel as far as I am concerned.

So, what do you all think I should be doing at this point? One idea was to weld in bolts and use them to pull with. Or another idea I had was to weld on nuts and use those to pull with. Once I have the flywheel off I can grind the bolts or nuts off and clean the surface up properly for re-use. A friend is a professional welder and is fabulous with these things.

I am not sure if this would warp the flywheel though.

BY THE WAY, everything on this motorcycle is hard to get off. Its not been touched for 50 years.

Thoughts?

Thanks!!!

James

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Daves79x
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I Found

When I removed the flywheel on my R50, I found the two threaded holes you refer to had been drilled and tapped for some SAE size (Don't remember what just now). You can likely do the same. So I had to rework the tool to use bolts that fit. After all that, I found the flywheel taper to be defective anyway and it would not center when I re-installed it. Found a good used one and all's well now.

Dave

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Re-tap

Thanks Dave, that is exactly what I am planning on doing. Just have not had time yet. I will let the group know how it goes.

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Flywheel

The flywheel is forged, so welding may not be the best solution. I think I would try tapping out the bolt holes to see if the puller would work with a larger bolt, use a bottoming tap. It's not uncommon for the key on the crank to shear, you may be dealing with a scored and stuck situation. If the tapping out of the holes doesn't work, you may have to make a tool that uses the clutch bolts and pushes against the case (bell housing). When you use the puller holes in the flywheel, the bolts don't have to be any tighter than snug.

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BMW R60 clutch and flywheel removal

hi, here is solution
you must heating with hot fen and spread with Rorsch Magic sprey
then go easy

then put new seal

here is tool

remove flywheel

regards,Mec

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Elegant work by Jan

In the posted link Jan removes the fly wheel so beautifully.....

But that is not an engine that hasnt been touched for 50 years - so in some ways it could be misleading.

Its not even the original clutch or flywheel.......

I had a flywheel puller at some stage in the past which bolted onto the flywheel using all the 8mm bolts - it was a large plate the size of the flywheel and about 8mm thick.
Handy for pulling really stubborn flywheels - however it did restrict access to the centre of the flywheel if heat was needed.

Mal

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