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*use a [[piston stop]]  
 
*use a [[piston stop]]  
 
*do [[the rope trick]]
 
*do [[the rope trick]]
* hold the flywheel with a chain or strap wrench  
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* hold the flywheel with a chain or strap wrench
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* Use a flywheel holder that slips into the windows in the flywheel, or cheaply - a screwdriver braced against the stator through the windows (inadvisable but works) 
 
* use a piece of wood, a large hose clamp, and some old rubber innertube (to provide gripping power underneath hose clamp) as pictured below. <br>
 
* use a piece of wood, a large hose clamp, and some old rubber innertube (to provide gripping power underneath hose clamp) as pictured below. <br>
 
Once you have stopped the motion of the flywheel, you can remove the nut.
 
Once you have stopped the motion of the flywheel, you can remove the nut.
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However, once the flywheel nut is removed, you still must separate the flywheel from the taper on the crankshaft. You can do this by utilizing a special tool, called a [[flywheel puller]], or you can try to knock it off using a rubber mallet as demonstrated in the link below. Be aware, using a mallet (or hammer) can break the flywheel magnets.
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However, once the flywheel nut is removed, you still must separate the flywheel from the taper on the crankshaft. You can do this by utilizing a special tool, called a [[flywheel puller]], or you can try to knock it off using a rubber mallet as demonstrated in the link below. Be aware, using a mallet (or hammer) can break the flywheel magnets. In some cases a 2 or 3-jaw puller slipped into the flywheel windows can be used to safely pull the flywheel off, but be careful not to hit the internal coils.
    
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=K8k8jDzbvXI Here's a video on YouTube showing how to remove a flywheel without the puller.] For reviews of this method, please search the forums.
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=K8k8jDzbvXI Here's a video on YouTube showing how to remove a flywheel without the puller.] For reviews of this method, please search the forums.
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