When i took the transmission out of our donor bike (the one with the broken rod), i was a bit surprised when i saw the clutch plate screwed in with flat head screws. Typically they have hex-head screws. I guess BMW did this on the /2 models and some of the bikes leading into the very early 70s. Seeing this also made me wonder if this bike was still on it’s first clutch, 40 years later.
I tried like crazy to get these screws out. I tried with big screw drivers, screw tips in a ratchet, an air impact drill…and i got nowhere. Only frustrated.
I ordered an impact driver set that comes with a thick flat-head screw bit.
I twisted the driver while whacking it and it took 3 screws out very easily. The other 3 put up a challenge… so out came the propane torch. The the 4th came out easy. The 5th took a bit more work… and well, the 6th…it gave me a nasty blood blister but i finally got it.
I probably spent a total of 1.5 hours or more removing this freaking clutch and flywheel. But i loved every minute of it.