Given where it lives, the clutch
arm pivot gets exposed to lots of nasty road grime and
stuff. Because of this it is not uncommon for the
pivot pin to get seized in the needle bearings inside of the
clutch arm, making the pivot pin very difficult to remove.
Here's what I've found works for
getting the pivot pin out when it is seized in the clutch
1) Remove the circlip (13) from
the right end of the pivot pin. Be careful doing this
because, if you're not careful, it will go flying off to
some unknown corner of your garage where you will never find
2) Crank down HARD with some
Vise-Grips on the left end of the pivot pin. Hold the
clutch arm in place and use the Vice-Grips to get the pivot
pin to rotate in the clutch arm. This will un-seize
the pivot pin in the needle bearings.
3) (Optional) Apply penetrating
oil and let it sit for a while.
4) Use a nail set and a hammer on
the right end of the pivot pin to tap the pivot pin out to
the left side of the bike. It will still most likely
be a bit stubborn so be persistent.
Typical Nail Set
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