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post #1 of 3 Old 04-10-2020, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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For posterity: Removing the flywheel on a rebel 250 1985


I was following the Haynes manual on the this and it was simply wrong. And then I went on the internet and youtube, and much of the advice I saw out there was wrong. I saw torque wrenches, torches, extension bars, penetrating oils, hammer drills and a lot of frustration. This was until I read this site page that was for any motorcycle flywheel in general: And it worked. It's so simple it's deceptive. All you need it hand tools. It's not about torque at all. Here is the recap:

1) Remove the central retaining bolt that holds the flywheel on. Use a strap wrench to hold the flywheel in place and a socket wrench to unscrew the bolt.

2) Finger-tighten the correct size flywheel removal threaded bolt into the central shaft.
3) Smack the head of the removal bolt with a large hammer. Be careful,try not to miss

Done. The damn thing will pop off. If it doesn't repeat steps 2 and 3. After about 6-10 smacks the thing popped off for me.

I'm sure someone has said this already on this forum, but I had a hard time finding it... So here it is again in any case.

1985 Rebel CMX250
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-10-2020, 11:04 PM
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Found this with a tag search for flywheel removal. Begins on post #35.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-20-2020, 10:44 PM
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I had my flywheel removed and it took about 30 seconds, firstly was tried with a cordless impact with zero results, then he used a 600 ftlbs air impact and just held the flywheel and one blurp and the nut was off, then a threaded tool was screwed into the center threaded part of the flywheel with 2 -3 taps with a rubber hammer and it was off. Little to no fanfare.
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