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How do I remove and replace the starter bendix gear on a 1987 Harley Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide with original Evolution 80 cu in engine?

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Hi Lewis, first thing disconect the battery negative cable first. If you have a dry clutch remove primary cover and if memory serves me correctly " I THINK " you can wiggle out the starter drive and shaft pass the ring gear on clutch pack while pushing in on the throw out fork, no promises that stuff goes back almost 30 years and my memory is a little fuzzy. If it won't come out that way your going to have to pull the starter, solenoid, and gear housing. Disconnect all wires and cables, draw a wiring diagram so you know where everything goes back to each stud. Pulling the solenoid, starter motor and gear housing are pretty straight forward. Remove the chrome starter end cover, the bracket that it screws into is held in place by two very long studs that go completely through the starter motor and screws into the gear housing. Completely loosen these studs. !!!! WARNING!!!! when removing the starter leave the studs in the motor and grab the starter at both ends and pull it away from the gear housing, you do not want that starter coming apart which is extremely easy to do trust me. If you can remove either the starter or the gear drive housing or solenoid any of these as a unit even better. Now you can get the starter drive out. Put the shaft in a vise and unscrew the the two sided nut clockwise it has reverse threads pull of the old starter drive off and install the new one piece a cake. Now if you have a wet clutch drain the primary first then remove then cover and see if its doo-able from that side first. Take your time inspect everything you touch and reassemble in reverse order and when securing the studs and nuts tighten firmly but do not overtighten all the torque specs are in inch lbs which calculate out to between 2-4 foot lbs be carefull and good luck.

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Testimonial: "Thank you for taking the time to answer my question and sorry I didn't respond sooner. I do have a wet clutch and I have it apart but hit a wall wondering if the fork comes off along with if I did in fact have to remove the startter as I'm not sure if the gear will indeed pass the ring gear to slide off the shaft. I had some input from actually two local wrenches that do HD repair but was told wrong due to them assuming I had a front mount solenoid set up. One of them in fact has to refer to his "older school" manual and is going to call me later this afternoon about it. Hard to believe something from the eighties is considered a dinosaur today but I guess that means I'm now older than dirt! Well, many many thanks again and I do wish you all the best. I appreciate the tips and especially the warning on the starter stud deal. Have a good one Gregg! Good man!"

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