My Flywheel Puller’s Threads Stripped, so I Trimmed It

I cut the bad threads off of the flywheel puller and it was usable again

I cut the bad threads off of the flywheel puller and it was usable again

I was trying to pull the flywheel off of my Rebel and, for the second time, I stripped the threads on the puller. I was in the middle of cutting into the flywheel at this point, so I figured I’d just cut the problem threads off, and it worked! Well, it worked as far as the threads being usable again.

You could do this with just a dremel and cutting wheel, or a drill arbor and cutting wheel for a drill, so you definitely don’t need a die grinder for it. The metal was a lot softer than I thought. Probably to keep from ruining the flywheel.

Oh – I also used the cutting wheel to bevel the edges a bit, so it would go in easier.

And make sure that the puller has a flat surface on the end, you don’t want to damage the crank.

2 thoughts on “My Flywheel Puller’s Threads Stripped, so I Trimmed It

  1. Leona

    That may be why they made the damn thing so long. I have never seen a flywheel that needed 4 inches of wheel puller.

    • I have no idea, but it’s probably not intended to “trim” it.

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