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Old 08-12-2018, 08:43 PM
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Been looking over the bike since my last trip upstate and noticed I broken bracket to the battery box. After a little more investigating I noticed that the starter was a little flimsy. The rear stud for the starter housing that goes into the inner primary must have loosen up a little then sheared off. I tried to put a 1/4-20 cap screw in but because of the broken stud I wasn't able to secure the starter. So today I made a new bracket (link) for the starter and secured it to the trans. I also made a bracket for the battery tray. It was hanging down a good half inch.

My question is, now that I made and installed a bracket from the trans to the starter and the front stud is still there (and secure) do you think it will get me to winter? At that point I'll take the inner primary off and repair it. I just want to get through the riding season.. Thanx......

 

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sure looks ok
 
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Thanx John. When I bought the bike a couple of years ago, the mounting ears on the starter housing were broke right off. I really don't wan t replace it again.. But If all else fails, I always have the kicker...
 
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something's causing all that breakage - i think leaving that bracket in place after you fix it would be a good idea. my 79 has a bracket that connects the tranny, oil tank and starter:

 
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Yea Joe, I agree.. The brackets are now a permanent structure... I did look back in my parts books and there has always been a rear support for the starter. my bike originally came with the Hitachi starter but for some reason it was hitting on the transmission housing, which is what I believed caused the breakage to the original housing mounts.. So I found a Prestolite which is a little smaller in diameter and mounted it in there, definitely a better fit...
Did anyone else ever have that issue? The starter hitting the trans...?
So I kind of have to make my own brackets to support it all...
 
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I guess I always thought the Hitachi was on the SuperGlides, and the Prestolite on the FLH..
Thus the Different O.E. Starter Support Brackets, that do Not Interchange ..
Except the FXR... which was Prestolite..
 
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I guess I always thought the Hitachi was on the SuperGlides, and the Prestolite on the FLH..
Thus the Different O.E. Starter Support Brackets, that do Not Interchange ..
Except the FXR... which was Prestolite..
You are correct Sir... That's why I had to make mine... Thanks... I'll have to look at the FXR. What year? 84??
 

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You are correct Sir... That's why I had to make mine... Thanks... I'll have to look at the FXR. What year? 84??
IDK about E-Motor ones...The '82 - '83 were/are Prestolite.. Why???? I just can't figger the MoCo from the '80's
 
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two thing were in motion - AMF is on the way out and ***** was coming back in so excess inventory was in play, everything they could use to save a buck was done
 
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