CBR 1000F "Hurricane" 1987-1996 CBR 1000F

Clutch replacement woes

Old 07-29-2017, 02:35 PM
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Hello all. I recently decided to sell my 1kf and, alas, plans have all backfired. It all started when the buyer asked me if I could install the EBC SRK kit I had previously purchased for the bike. I felt like being a nice guy, and said "why not"...mostly because I needed the money to buy a house.

Old came out, new went in. No sweat. Grabbed the torque wrench to tighten down the spring bolts and, wouldn't you know, the second one sheared off in the clutch center. I managed to get it out, but now I dont trust these 45k+ mile bolts. I mean, it snapped and hadn't hit the 9 ft/lb manual rating. So, trip to the hardware store produced 5 new bolts and washers.

Wouldn't you guess, all goes in again smooth as butter. My wife says "maybe don't use the big wrench this time" in reference to the torque wrench. The thought crosses my mind, but no. I wouldn't want someone doing that to me. BANG, first (new) bolt snaps off in the center. After all the "I told ya so"s from the wife, I have at it with the drill.

Here's where it gets ugly. Drill bit snaps off and the drill glances off and just shreds the aluminum threads in the clutch center. I cuss, I yell, I throw an adult temper tantrum. Then, I ordered a new clutch center and locknut.

Does anyone have an idea where I can order the fancy socket to remove the locknut? I've searched my regular places online and come up dry, save for some MacGyver style DIY ideas. Having this much problems already, and the purchase of our new house pending on selling this bike, I'm ruling out shortcuts, lol. Thanks everyone!
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