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76 sportster...is clutch basket nut reverse thread???

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If its the same model that my mate had years ago, then yes - its a left-hand thread. Also, watch out for the big spring behind it - the nut will catapult away from the bike as the last thread releases - hold it in a big piece of rag to undo.

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