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Hello, fellow streeters,
Recently I have had my clutch replaced as it was beginning to slip under power in 4th and 5th gears. I was going to replace it myself, however, I was unsure if any of the performance parts would fit as I was looking to upgrade. So I took my HD Street XG500 to the local dealer and had them install a Barnett kevlar clutch kit (PN 303-30-10045). I expect that I will be replacing clutches quite frequently as I have a history of being quite heavy on them and have already bought a second-hand complete clutch basket.

After the dealership technician installed the Barnett component I asked him for some pointers, he mentioned that there was an HD special tool which aids in removal and installation of the clutch basket. It seems that there may be many different HD special tools that aid in this maintenance job on Harley-Davidson's, but I could not find one that specifically suits the HD Street XG500.

Here’s what I have found so far:
HD-51505 eBay (Harley-Davidson clutch locking tool)
PN 283 850 Dennis Kirk (Clutch lock up tool CLT-100)
PN 282 596 Dennis Kirk (Barnett - Scorpion Clutch lock up plates 638 30 80001)

Does anyone on here have any idea what HD Special tool the technician was referring too?

Thanks in advance Steve.
 

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So, how does that Barnett clutch feel? Did it make a difference?
I have not really ridden much since installation distance wise, however, differences that I have noticed to date is that the clutch is similar to a sports bike. For example, the lever is slightly heavier, the take-up is more defined either engaged or disengaged, and gear selection is more defined.

So far I am enjoying the new feel and this is a change for the good, as I thought the standard clutch take-up was mushy and gear selection was inferior.

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Hello, fellow streeters,
Recently I have had my clutch replaced as it was beginning to slip under power in 4th and 5th gears. I was going to replace it myself, however, I was unsure if any of the performance parts would fit as I was looking to upgrade. So I took my HD Street XG500 to the local dealer and had them install a Barnett kevlar clutch kit (PN 303-30-10045). I expect that I will be replacing clutches quite frequently as I have a history of being quite heavy on them and have already bought a second-hand complete clutch basket.

After the dealership technician installed the Barnett component I asked him for some pointers, he mentioned that there was an HD special tool which aids in removal and installation of the clutch basket. It seems that there may be many different HD special tools that aid in this maintenance job on Harley-Davidson's, but I could not find one that specifically suits the HD Street XG500.

Here’s what I have found so far:
HD-51505 eBay (Harley-Davidson clutch locking tool)
PN 283 850 Dennis Kirk (Clutch lock up tool CLT-100)
PN 282 596 Dennis Kirk (Barnett - Scorpion Clutch lock up plates 638 30 80001)

Does anyone on here have any idea what HD Special tool the technician was referring too?

Thanks in advance Steve.

The clutch Locking tool is HD 51505 and the crank locking tool is HD-51281
Clutch assembly nut torque is 130-136 FT lbs
Clutch lifter plate screws 71-88 Ft lbs
Install Trust washer beveled side toward engine.


I only mention this for educational reasons . The locking tool keeps things from turning so you can get it apart and put it back together. There are other ways but do not use a steel block or wedge
 

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@smitty901,
Thanks for the information (I watched it in full and the following video about maintenance) while the crank locking tool (HD-51281) seems intuitive as its job is to lock up the engine by binding that one sprocket/gear.

The other tool the clutch locking one (HD 51505) is put into service in such a way that I could not register what its function was or how it operated?





The tool obviously, holds the clutch basket in place, but is that to take the weight off the retention nut or to aid in calibrating the correct tension of 130-136 FT lbs or does it do something else?

Thanks again for your help.
 

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How many miles do you have on your bike if you need the clutch replaced already?
I bought the Street 500 second hand, and in Australia these bikes are apporoved for learner riders. I was expecting to replace the clutch as many learner riders take-off by bounching the engine off the rev-limiter and feathering the clutch. Which leads to premature friction disk wear, I guess they learn how to do it differently once they pay for a replacement.

The bike had only 5,600kms on the odometer and I must have added another 5,000 kms before I noticed some slipping, as I mentioned above, only in 4th and 5th gears.

I have the old clutch pack and most of the metal discs and friction discs are still in a servicable condition though.
 

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Hi All!

Sorry to revive such an old thread but i'm desparate!
Does anybody have HD51505 part they'd be willing to sell me?

I broke the shift shaft assembly on my streeet750 and I'm having an impossible time removing the clutch nut to get to the assembly shaft.
I broke a post using a generic amazon clutch tool. I think now I have to buy a whole clutch assembly since I do not see the "pressure plate" having a part number listed-only shows part of the whole clutch assembly.

Emailed a few dealers about the part but have had no luck.



Hello, fellow streeters,
Recently I have had my clutch replaced as it was beginning to slip under power in 4th and 5th gears. I was going to replace it myself, however, I was unsure if any of the performance parts would fit as I was looking to upgrade. So I took my HD Street XG500 to the local dealer and had them install a Barnett kevlar clutch kit (PN 303-30-10045). I expect that I will be replacing clutches quite frequently as I have a history of being quite heavy on them and have already bought a second-hand complete clutch basket.

After the dealership technician installed the Barnett component I asked him for some pointers, he mentioned that there was an HD special tool which aids in removal and installation of the clutch basket. It seems that there may be many different HD special tools that aid in this maintenance job on Harley-Davidson's, but I could not find one that specifically suits the HD Street XG500.

Here’s what I have found so far:
HD-51505 eBay (Harley-Davidson clutch locking tool)
PN 283 850 Dennis Kirk (Clutch lock up tool CLT-100)
PN 282 596 Dennis Kirk (Barnett - Scorpion Clutch lock up plates 638 30 80001)

Does anyone on here have any idea what HD Special tool the technician was referring too?

Thanks in advance Steve.
 

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Hi All!

Sorry to revive such an old thread but i'm desparate!
Does anybody have HD51505 part they'd be willing to sell me?

I broke the shift shaft assembly on my streeet750 and I'm having an impossible time removing the clutch nut to get to the assembly shaft.
I broke a post using a generic amazon clutch tool. I think now I have to buy a whole clutch assembly since I do not see the "pressure plate" having a part number listed-only shows part of the whole clutch assembly.

Emailed a few dealers about the part but have had no luck.
You will probably need to buy a second-hand clutch and basket from a breaker/ wrecker and you will get all the parts in the image apart from the oil pump gear.
Note: XG500 and 750 (2015-2020) use the same clutch kit (Barnett 303-30-10045) the only difference is the springs, so you can buy a 500 or 750 part, but for your bike, you will need to replace the springs if you get the XG500's complete basket.
 

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@sydneysidesteve did you resolve your issue? I was faced with the same problem, needed / wanted to replace the clutch plates but could not figure out a way to hold the clutch basket while I tried to loosen the clutch basket nut.

In the process I broke the studs holding the top plate in place, **** it, now I needed to replace the whole basket which I still could not remove (and find $450 for the complete basket vs. plates found on eBay)

I went to my authorized HD dealer and the parts guy could not even find the HD51505 part number in his system (I even showed him the video) so he want to the service dept and ask a mechanic who pointed him to standard set of clutch pliers that work on 80% of the bikes and the road, expect for the HD Street (so much for factory trained mechanics)

So I built my own tool which I should have done in the first place. Its basically a ring with four grade 8 bolts that fit inside the clutch basket that fit against the the "45 degree" braces. It also has long handle the will reach the floor so I don;t have to try hold it place.

Using this tool and an impact wrench I was able to remove the clutch basked nut. The impact wrench alone probably would have done the trick, but I did not have the impact wrench when I started the job and I would still have needed a way to hold the basket when I torqued it back down.

I provide more details if needed.

Thanks John

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@John Sutton
I can tell you from first hand experience an impact alone will not cut it. It just spins around nonstop. You have no idea how helpful your post is though and the irony that you posted it the same day I got this bike not yet knowing I would be needing this tool. I’ve been working on since day one and after every break through I’m finding the need for a new special tool, proceeded by a week hunt to find it for less than a hundred.
 
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