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Old 11-28-2008, 12:26 AM
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Tech Cycle TORNADO starter for ironheads: http://www.techcycle.com/sportster.html .

A little pricey at $375 plus a new clutch basket if you don't have the ring gear on your.

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Ivan RoachCoach Ivan RoachCoach on the QBC board for the info.

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This is simply kit: made so that there is new nippondenso starter ( same type that EVO's use) customized so that you can replace old style hitachi/prestolite starter with this.
Basically this update your 0.8kW starter with 1.4kW new style starter.

This is not kit what ADD starter to your kicker !
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:52 AM
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Crankcases were changed in '71. The cases for XL’s and XLCH’s are the same. The cut out for the started is there just covered.

The Tornado starter does fit and doesn't require the boss in the primary case. If you get the optional wireless starter button that mounts directly to the starter you don’t need a starter relay.

JP has complete kits for ’71-’80 model years.


JP Ring gear:

I removed the starter hole cover and took the below photo. The bendix boss is top center. There is no starter ring installed. This is a ’72 xlch. On my chopper I would only need to install the ring gear, starter, larger battery and cables. Stockers would be more work.


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Old 12-08-2008, 10:29 AM
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I have a 1970 XLCH that I bought new, in 1971 I did the whole hotrod thing (Branch heads,S&S stroker,Dytch cylinders,etc.) this took it from 55 inches to 77 with 11 and1/2 to one compression. It was a beast to kick to say the least, in about 1982 I added the electric starter too. I did not change anything in the clutch or the primary cover. Made it a much more plesant ride, ain't kicked it in years!
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:50 PM
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Ive done the electric conversion on a customers bike, its not hard just time consuming, just make sure you have all the pcs before you start. (see parts listed above, looks like he had evrything listed). Your gonna need a different oil bag and battbox as well as an elec. start battery.Rewire the hole bike ALL OF IT. And as far as the bolt on weld on rears. Ive had them both on my bike. The bolt on is quick and easy. The both require longer chains, brake rods or lines, fender, seat, struts. etc so be ready for more.
STOCK

BOLT ON

WELD ON....THE ONLY WAY TO FLY
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:18 PM
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Actually, 1970 is the first year for the same cases (XLCH/XLH).Last year for the dry clutch and the Magneto is gone. A story I heard at the dealer in Virginia back in the magneto days was "you can tell how close a guy is to getting an XLCH started on a cold day by how many clothes he has on"."When he gets down to his underwear, he is getting real close!"
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Default git wunna deez

Touring model 76 ELE only, no kick
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Measure the man by the stallion he's tamed...put a button on your ride....you have a pony like everyone else
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Actually, 1970 is the first year for the same cases (XLCH/XLH).Last year for the dry clutch and the Magneto is gone. A story I heard at the dealer in Virginia back in the magneto days was "you can tell how close a guy is to getting an XLCH started on a cold day by how many clothes he has on"."When he gets down to his underwear, he is getting real close!"
you wanna stay away from a dealer that can't tune a bike
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Forget the starter. Get it tuned right and learn the start routine.
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I agree, when I got my 1975 CH it was a hard starter. Went through the carb, replaced the worn out roll pins on the auto advance unit, set the points and got the clear timing plug. Tuned everything up and now, two squirts of gas from the throttle, three kicks with ignition off and choke on to prime cyls, choke off, ignition on, half twist on the idle speed screw to give some fast idle and it will start on the first kick everytime.
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