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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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Yep, need to put some mains in my kx......anyone have any suggestions on splitting the cases yourself, without the "special" tool??

I've heard you can do it with a steering wheel puller - I have one of those and multiple other auto pullers (like 2/3 jaw pullers). Any special tricks to this, or should I just let someone with the splitting tool do it as I don't really want to crack either case half...
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It is not hard at all. Let me see if I can find my write up on splitting our KX cases...

Oops - my writeup was for after the cases were split: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...51#post4513551

I used a gear puller and it worked okay - I own the puller now. You want to bring you cases to canton this weekend we can knock it out. The most imortant thing is to have a puller that you can thread into the case. Also, some kawasakis put the main seals in before the bearing, so if you have everything apart - you should replace those too.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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It is not hard at all. Let me see if I can find my write up on splitting our KX cases...

Oops - my writeup was for after the cases were split: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...51#post4513551

I used a gear puller and it worked okay - I own the puller now. You want to bring you cases to canton this weekend we can knock it out. The most imortant thing is to have a puller that you can thread into the case. Also, some kawasakis put the main seals in before the bearing, so if you have everything apart - you should replace those too.

Yeah, I plan to go through the entire lower end....all the seals, mains, possibly rod bearing if it needs it when I measure play, shift forks if bent, etc.

After reading through your link, it doesn't sound that hard at all really. I think I'm going to buy the puller you linked to in that thread - I might as well, being done (almost) with school now, and having a job lined up, I plan to aquire many more two wheeled vehicles in the future and will be rebuilding them all myself.

Thanks for the offer of knocking it out this weekend....I would take you up on it, except I'm up in big rapids and to get to canton would cost me more than just buying the damn puller lol....

One other quick question though - what did you seal the case halves with...anaerobic sealer?
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There is a sealant recommended by Kawasaki. It is really thin and sets up fairly quick, let's see if I can find a part number... 92104 should be the kawasaki part number.
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There is a sealant recommended by Kawasaki. It is really thin and sets up fairly quick, let's see if I can find a part number... 92104 should be the kawasaki part number.
Otherwise ThreeBond 1211 is the universal case sealant.
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???? - when splitting the cases, should you do anything prior to putting the puller on and going to town.

What I mean is this: Basically, everything i see/read says to press the cases apart from the stator side utilizing the holes in the cases. Clearly, the cases are glued together. Should I just go to town with the puller, or should I try to use some heat to un-adhere the glue somewhat, should I try to get a razor between the case halves to un-adhere the glue, etc.

I don't want to go to town and end up breaking a case half......
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I use a rubber mallet to knock around the circumference of the case after I put some tension on the puller.

Tension,
knock,
more tension,
knock

After a couple of times, the case will usually pop right open. When you doing this? You have any questions, you can give me a call.
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I use a rubber mallet to knock around the circumference of the case after I put some tension on the puller.

Tension,
knock,
more tension,
knock

After a couple of times, the case will usually pop right open. When you doing this? You have any questions, you can give me a call.
Thats what I planned on doing, I just didn't know if it was standard practice to use some heat or something.....

obviously never I've done this before, but I've done more than my share of pressing things apart in the auto world and occasionally heat is standard practice.....and with those components the aluminum is usually quite a bit thicker, so you're not as worried about breaking things

I should be doing this within the next week or so - all depends on when I get around to it since it's going to be spring break...it's gotta get done sometime soon though, spring is comming
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