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Do I need to take primary cover off to pull sarter

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Hi Gary, yes you do, before you get started on this adventure, disconnect the battery negative cable. Drain and remove primary cover, bend back tab on starter jackshaft bolt and remove by holding pinion gear. Remove starter chrome end cap, all cables and wires, front and rear starter mounting bolts. Carefully begin extraction process, by twisting and turning starter and holding your tounge at a 37 degree angle. Seriously it can be done but somes times in rare cases you might have to remove or loosen some oil tank mounts in order to pry up the tank a little to facilitate removal. Good luck

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