I made the tool as shown in the picture. But the nut is in perfect condition was not affected at allThanks for the reply BCS.. I'm glad you mentioned still having the nut and the basket, as that made me remember I have one too. Years ago when the clutch shudder problem first surfaced some Suzuki dealers were replacing the clutch baskets under warranty, and I bought one of the replaced units from a member on here. It would still have the nut in it too. I might see if I can find that and either try making a better nut, or a better tool to remove it. I'm OK at grinding and cutting on things but I'm far from a machinist.