JIMS® Ultimate Clutch Adjusting Tool

jim's1jim's2Save time with JIMS® Ultimate Clutch Adjusting Tool.  Imagine grabbing just one tool for a clutch adjustment, instead of 3 or 4 separate tools that don’t always work well.  No more open end wrenches that don’t fit due to awkward angles, or multiple attempts to lock the jam nut and adjuster screw in the correct position.  JIMS® new clutch tool allows the technician to quickly and accurately tighten the jam nut without changing the adjuster position.

The custom socket driver allows the hex key to work through the driver and the ergonomic handle stores the key when not in use.  This JIMS® tool (part No. 5502) is for all Big Twins 1985 to present, including most aftermarket lock up and slipper clutches.  Suggested retail is $65.50.  Made in USA and guaranteed for life.  At JIMS USA or for questions, sales@jimsusa.com, (805) 482-6913.


22 Responses to “JIMS® Ultimate Clutch Adjusting Tool”

  1. 1 Russ Mansfield Aug 23rd, 2015 at 9:42 am

    JIM’s = best smart tools. Period.

  2. 2 smithncustom Aug 23rd, 2015 at 11:52 am

    so $65 for a $10 socket and about $2 in metal for a handle.

  3. 3 Steve Carr Aug 23rd, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Go ahead smithncustom, make us a few, sell them to us for $12.00, that’s how you make a profit and become a leader in the industry.

    Doing this will allow you to also pay your employees, pay your insurance, pay your business utility bills, pay for advertising, pay your rent/mortgage for the business, pay your taxes and all the other things that must be paid for to stay in business and to be able to flourish in the industry.

    Great observation on how to produce and sell a product.

    By the way, I will be buying one or two of these from Jims as soon as I get to my store in the morning.

    Steve Carr
    Samson V-Twin

  4. 4 Woody's Aug 23rd, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Steve Carr, couldn’t have said it better myself.

  5. 5 BadMonkeyMW Aug 23rd, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Steve Carr is exactly right. People who have never owned/run a business have no clue how much it costs to keep it rolling.

    But back to the subject, I own many JIMS tools and they all work exactly as advertised. I also like it when they come out with a tool like this and show me how easily I can make just one for my own personal use.

  6. 6 richards Aug 23rd, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I use an offset box wrench and an allen wrench….

  7. 7 1550tc Aug 23rd, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten !!

  8. 8 mkv Aug 23rd, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I’m with richards on this one.

  9. 9 smithncustom Aug 23rd, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    am I wrong? a seal driver they sell for well north of $100, I had made for me by a machine shop for $10 and it works just as good. Anyone here willing to pay $65 for what amounts to a few dollars in materials just so they can… “pay your employees, pay your insurance, pay your business utility bills, pay for advertising, pay your rent/mortgage for the business, pay your taxes and all the other things that must be paid for to stay in business and to be able to flourish in the industry” ?

    That is the last reason I would do it. I like JIMS stuff. I like businesses making a profit and I like capitalism, but I think a lot of what your paying for is the name.

  10. 10 Steve Carr Aug 23rd, 2015 at 9:42 pm


    So like I said, make the product so I can buy it from you for $12.00. Offer the product for sale to the public for $12.00. When the orders start flowing in for your $12.00 tool, that you are not making a profit on, at that point let me know how it works out for you.

    Yes, you can make one for yourself one time, maybe even a couple times, of course. The issue here is not that you can do that on your own for a homemade tool, The issue is….in the real world of design and manufacture, the tool offered here is priced correctly.

    You are not making your point work in regards to this post.

    Steve Carr

  11. 11 Mike Aug 24th, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Remember also that JIMS encourages people to make their own tools. That’s how they come up with some of what they do.

  12. 12 Blackmax Aug 24th, 2015 at 7:00 am

    JIMS Rocks !!!!

  13. 13 Woody's Aug 24th, 2015 at 8:23 am

    @smith, most folks can’t walk into a machine shop and get an audience for a $10 anything, so may we assume you have a prior connection to the shop? Another thing I see often in the “I could do it for a dollar” storyline is a lot of people’s time is apparently worth nothing. For most of us, the opportunity cost of wandering off for an hour or two to measure, cut, deburr, form, weld and clean up after ourselves would cost us far more than the price of this tool. I could use my lathe to make brass drain plug washers, I suppose. They’d be better quality and cost way less than those $1.85 ones the gougers at Autozone sold me yesterday. As long as my time was free… ☺

  14. 14 shanedrive Aug 24th, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Woody…..badda badda boom smash (drums & symbols). You hit this nail nice ‘n square.

    I have a lot of Jim’s specialty tools for the shop. They work great. Expensive? Yep. Worth it? You bet your bippy. However, as slick as this particular tool is, I’ve had one I made using an offset box end wrench & 11/16 deep socket welded to said wrench. I’ve had it for years. It works just peachy. Jim’s did beat me however, by adding the allen wrench holder. 🙂

    I’m waiting for jim’s to come up with some sort of tool that’ll pull axles that are seized within the bearings/spacers when schmucks before me don’t use never seize. I end up beating the crap out some of these and then get all worried about the bearings due to the beating(s) so I replace them when this happens. If anyone’s got a better way to get these buggers out, I’m all ears!

  15. 15 smithncustom Aug 24th, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I guess my train of thought (or POINT) is that anyone who would venture to adjust their own clutch would probably take one look at this tool and think what I’m thinking. I like JIMS stuff and would love to have unlimited funds to buy all their stuff but I think this tool and price of this tool is stretching it.

  16. 16 Steal Your Face Aug 24th, 2015 at 10:16 am

    +1 Woody’s and Steve Carr. Opportunity cost. Not everybody can make a tool to save $40.

  17. 17 smithncustom Aug 24th, 2015 at 10:21 am

    this conversation has made me look at their 2015 wish book… I mean catalogue though.

  18. 18 marcus Aug 24th, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Tool makes perfect sense for a pro shop. For the typical DYI mechanic an old deep socket (slightly shaved on two sides to grab better) and a pair of vice grips will do just fine. This DYI idea has been around for decades.

  19. 19 Lawrence Aug 24th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Truthfully, if I can’t afford it I’ll make it, that said JIMS Tools are somewhat pricey but they are of excellent quality (I have a few) and most important “American Made” I’d pay $65.00 before I’d ever consider paying $10.00 for some Chinese made tool and $12.00 isn’t a bad deal either as long as it’s made in my garage.

  20. 20 Jeff Nicklus Aug 24th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I bought a complete set of opened ended sockets 20 years ago from Sears for $38.00 (if I remember correctly ???) and when combined with a T-Handle Allen Tool does exactly the same thing as the Jims set up….I have literally adjusted thousands of clutches over the years and I still have several (can’t remember exactly how many) sockets of different sizes that can be used for other things. Just sayin’.

    Over & Out,


  21. 21 Woody's Aug 25th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    @ smith, understood, but I really think it’s apples & oranges to compare a DIY shade tree to a professional shop, and $65 isn’t a bad price if it’s for a job you do a lot. As a former industrial mechanic, I’d love to look down (or up) when I’m gone and watch the puzzled looks as folks go through my toolboxes and try to figure out what some items are for. Doesn’t everyone have an electric forklift drive motor brush retractor in a drawer somewhere? A stuffed bunny? Jumper harness to record current draw during Panrobo homing? ☺

    (stuffed bunny was to present to the shift foreman as a, “you’re acting like a baby again” award)

  22. 22 freddie_ray Aug 31st, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Hell, I can adjust my clutch with a box wrench and allen or even a crescent and an allen. Why pay this price.

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