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Old 05-11-2010, 05:30 AM
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Default Removing the starter motor

I need to pull the starter motor out of my 1997 Dyna FXDS. It looks like a case of diconnect the battery, unclip the "trigger" wire, undo two allen bolts and slideit out.

Is it really that easy or will I find something more scarey when I try? Also if anyone can tell me the allen key size needed for the main bolts that would be just groovy too.

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Old 05-11-2010, 05:41 AM
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1/4" two bolts. two wires.

Of course, that is after you remove the outer primary and remove the starter jack shaft bolt.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:25 AM
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Don't forget to pick up a new lock washer for the jackshaft bolt. The lock tab will break off upon re-assembly, the bolt will eventually back out and leave you F'ed in the middle of nowhere!
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:29 AM
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Sh*t, I know it couldn't be that easy. OK, now when I remover the outer primary cover is there anything that'll go clunk and fall down behind it never to be seen again or is it just a cast of drain it and remove the cover?

Are there any tricks to removing the jack shaft?

Is it normal to have to replace gasket(s) when you re-fit the cover?

What type of and how much oil will it take to re-fill it?

Questoins questions I know, but I'm gonna try this myself and I haven't worked on a Harley before.

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Old 05-11-2010, 07:44 AM
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1. Drain oil and remove cover

2. Remove jackshaft bolt.

3. Pull the starter.

I'd replace the cover gasket while your in there and check the primary chain tension. Any top grade oil that doesn't contain friction modifiers is fine for chaincase use, approx. 1 qt.

The side of the coupler with the longer splines goes on the starter. You'll know what I mean when you see it.

Once you take the cover off, snap a couple pics of the assembly for future reference. Nothing will fall out that you cant easily recover. It's not a bad job, just sucks that it requires one to get oily.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:02 AM
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Make sure you tighten the primary back up in the order in which they show you in the book using a torque wrench and don't forget the sandwiched small round gasket that goes on the center inspection cover bolt tube on the inner primary between inner and outer cover.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:54 AM
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Make sure you tighten the primary back up in the order in which they show you in the book using a torque wrench and don't forget the sandwiched small round gasket that goes on the center inspection cover bolt tube on the inner primary between inner and outer cover.
There should be two of these gaskets. They're called tower gaskets.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:26 PM
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There should be two of these gaskets. They're called tower gaskets.
Thanks, Yes thats right. I should have mentioned two gaskets. I'm not sure if the person would have been able to decipher what a tower gasket is without a description? Thanks for clarifying.
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