Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Keswick, Ontario, Canada
If anyone is interested i overhauled my 1200 this spring, and when it came to replacing clutch plates, I found myself not having the correct specialty tools.
First item I needed was the special four prong wrench which can be made with a standard plumbing pipe, 1-1/2'' ,
Then I needed to hold the clutch from turning when removing, my friend suggested a tie downstrap, which we put around the clutch cage and used the long bolt on the right side as an anchor. This allowed removal of clutch.
Next was to remove spring clip, this required another special tool which I made out of PVC vacume pipe, and I cut out a notch just lage enough to put spring clip pliers in to release clip. I used a flat wood working vice to compress the spring plate with just enough pressure that I could move the spring clip freely.
This worked very well, and with little effort all the rest was completed using all the other tips I received like making sure the stamped edges followed the same direction.
If anyone is interested I have taken pictures of the tools I made and will email to anyone who would like them. I will put a couple of small one in post as a start.