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So what is this oddly shaped CX500 clutch nut that everybody talks about?

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If you are reading up on the Honda CX500 clutch before opening up the bike you will likely see references to an oddly shaped clutch nut, which requires a special tool/Gator socket/modified pipe to do up or undo. So what exactly does it look like? Here's a pic - it's the nut in the middle, between the four springs:

So what is this weirdly shaped clutch nut that people talk about on a Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 or GL650? Here's a photo.

We find that the King Gator socket works well for this and you can grab one on eBay. It is a generally handy socket to have for other oddly shaped or damaged nuts and bolts.

You may also be interested in the how to remove the clutch article.

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