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Question 07 ZX6 Alternator Removal - January 12, 2013, 09:04 AM

I am going to replace the starter clutch on my little Ninja. Looking at the FSM, it indicates I need to crack open the alternator side and use a "special tool" to hold the rotor so I can remove the bolt holding the clutch on. (they are on opposite sides of the crankshaft)
This all makes sense and is a 2 on the level of mechanical complexity, BUT, I don't have the special tool and am not inclined to buy a $40 tool that will only do one thing. Does anyone have a special trick and/ or a different tool to achieve the same thing? Thanks.


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Strap wrench? Worked for me before. I even have one you can borrow.


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January 12, 2013, 09:33 AM

Is that all the special tool is? Hard to see on the manual. I have one of those.


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Well, the strap on didn't work.
But, steel bar stock and a welder = win


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Well, the strap on didn't work.
But, steel bar stock and a welder = win
Well if you welded it, it's still only a one time use tool!


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that seems to work if nothing else is working


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Well if you welded it, it's still only a one time use tool!
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HAMMER

that seems to work if nothing else is working
I have a friend that uses a hammer quite often. It is his version of channel locks


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But not a $40 one

I have a friend that uses a hammer quite often. It is his version of channel locks

He uses that 5 pound mini sledge for everything even stirring his coffee.


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I have the tool dean. Just seeing this though.


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I should have known you might have one
I just might hit you up when I get the new one in.


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