1995 Polaris XLT Touring
Its at 8500 miles now. Definitely will not be ordering anything for repair until I know exactly what it needs!
So your method you loosen the nut so that it's just flush with the end of the crank threads, when you tighten the bolts into the flywheel evenly it just presses the center of the plate against the crank and nut and eventually comes lose. If mines on this tight would it not risk stripping the threading in the flywheel? That's the last thing I want to happen.Again
A flat piece of steel and NO center bolt is THE best way I have found!
Yeah it wasn't. The seller is taking it back on return... But I picked up a heavy duty harmonic balancer puller and tried with that and heated up the flywheel with my torch, tighten, tap heat, repeat, snapped another bolt. This sucker is on TIGHT. it got heated up again and it's sitting under tension again to see if it moves at all on it's own but I'm leaning toward pulling the crank case out, taking it to a shop and letting them get it off. And can inspect the crank while they're at it.That center bolt doesn't appear to be a hardened black steel. My cheap Taiwanese one is black steel. It has never deformed like that in 30 years.