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    tighten coupling on a 1999 xl1200 ltd w/PV's

    Can a coupling on the crank shaft of a 1999 xl1200 ltd be tightened without the special tool that is keyed to the coupler? If so, can someone explain, (in good detail) how a DIYer would do it.
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    Another question. Should I put loctite or never seize on the threads of the coupler?

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    I use antiseize, as far as how I use the coupler tool and hold the flywheel bolt. I have seen many couplers damaged from people using pipe wrences and the like on the OD of them, and from putting tools through the tines of the coupler and pry on it.

    If the crank is removed from the cases I hold the crank in a vise.

    I have also had a few couplers that required some heat to be applied to remove them.

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    Hey those fancy tools are costly.
    I use a chain wrench.
    Even if your carefull you leave some chain marks.
    I would like a coupler tool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Scotsman View Post
    Hey those fancy tools are costly.
    I use a chain wrench.
    Even if your carefull you leave some chain marks.
    I would like a coupler tool though.
    Scott, let me know if you need to borrow it, resides in my toolbox drawer most of the time. I welded a 1/2" drive adapter to it, works much better than the original 3/8" drive set-up.

    For a refundable deposit, I can make this available to others.

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    Bill ill pm you.

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    Hey, stupid question guys, I gotta remove the crank today to get to the leaking seals, thought I'd try to remove it before tearing the heads and other stuff off of it..... Are the coupler threads "righty tighty - lefty lucy"???

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    Yep and heat is your friend to break the factory loctite loose

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