View Single Post
Old 12-27-2011, 11:46 PM
GearNut's Avatar
GearNut GearNut is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Diego, Kaliforgnia
Posts: 5,106
Default Re: Gear puller tool stinks!

If the threads in the gear are totally shot, try this; it will take 4 hands though, so a friend to help is necessary. Apply as much pulling force on the gear as you dare to using screwdrivers, pliers or whatever. While holding this pulling force against the gear steady and strong use a drift punch or piece of solid steel bar stock against the shaft and strike it with a hammer. Don't hit it too hard or you might upset the flywheel's true. The shock of the hammer blow will cause a vibration for a nanosecond or so and this should release the grip that the gear has on the shaft and the gear will pop off.
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.

Does not come with a fortune cookie."
Reply With Quote