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Question Crank install question?

Anyone have a technique for pulling a new crank into the left side case? I know Honda sells a tool for this, but wondering if I can save some money with a DIY technique. I am aware of the method of freezing the crank and heating the bearing. This didn't work well in the past though.


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Never done it on a thumper, but I bought a convection oven for the shop and heated it up to about 275 on my R and it went together like butter. So slick.


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refresher bump...
Nobody has pulled a new crank in on these?


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Is the left crank bearing a press fit or mechanically held in the case?


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refresher bump...
Nobody has pulled a new crank in on these?
Not really an easy way to do it, as the saying goes, use the right tool for the job. The only real DIY way is freezing the crank and heating the bearing. I have a press in my garage that I bought years ago and I use that for cranks, works fine, but I paid around $150 for it. Of course, I use it for all kinds of other stuff, so it has paid for itself over the years.

If you are really looking for the low budget approach, take the crank and side case to a shop and have them install it, can't imagine they would charge to much.

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the xx crank is a pain to get in you need to have the counter balancer lined up at same time i had to make my own tool sorta like what honda sells to get them installed. the xx crank is harder to install than any other single i have done


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Always encouraging when the guy who does it for a living says it sucks.

Doug,
What kind of press do you use? Arbor or hydraulic? You don't heat the aluminum or bearing at all?


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What kind of press do you use? Arbor or hydraulic? You don't heat the aluminum or bearing at all?
I have a 12 ton hydraulic. Bought it from Summit Racing but I think Harbor Freight has something similar. Its just a press with a hydraulic bottle jack, simple but it works well. I don't heat or freeze anything, just a little lube (oil or grease) on the part and press it into place. One of the best tools I have ever bought.

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the xx crank is a pain to get in you need to have the counter balancer lined up at same time i had to make my own tool sorta like what honda sells to get them installed. the xx crank is harder to install than any other single i have done
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I have a 12 ton hydraulic. Bought it from Summit Racing but I think Harbor Freight has something similar. Its just a press with a hydraulic bottle jack, simple but it works well. I don't heat or freeze anything, just a little lube (oil or grease) on the part and press it into place. One of the best tools I have ever bought.

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What are you pressing against? The right side crank end is quite delicate.

I may just buy the Honda tool or take it to the stealership and have them do it.


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Always encouraging when the guy who does it for a living says it sucks.
My thoughts exactly


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