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: https://www.liveabout.com/flywheel-r...ractors-743508. 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.
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.