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97 HD timer cover to put a new one on is that original riveted

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Drill out the rivets tap threads and install

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Is this the engine model? Is it Briggs and Stratton? You will need to unbolt the cover or drill out rivet's to get cover off. Once removed you will see where cord enters. Go to a hardware store and purchase bulk cord same length or slightly longer than original. Install cord and tie off in a knot like original then wind in same direction as it was, then wind assembly in tension direction of spring( a few turns) then thread cord out hole in cover, put it through handle and tie it off in knot. Then reinstall cover.This can be tricky and you may get direction backwards at first, but don't give up, you can do it. Good luck!

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Did you change the sensor in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine? It's behind the round plate on the cam chest cover. If still original, there are two rivets holding the cover on. Carefully drill the heads off the rivets. Do not drill any deeper than that. Once the plate comes off, you'll see the Hall effect sensor in the cavity. Mark the plate and the inside of the timer cavity so that you can remove the old plate and get a new sensor in the cavity in EXACTLY the same position. There is a plug underneath the engine that you will have to take the wires out of to get them out of the small hole. DO NOT USE STANDARD POP RIVETS TO SECURE THE PLATE BACK OVER THE TIMER CAVITY HOLE. These are special rivets that you can get from you dealership. Or, you can put an aftermarket plate that uses screws instead of rivets in the holes.

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My Harley has a bad ignition control module and where it's located at there are what looks like 2 pot rivets holding the outside cover is this factory do I just drill them out and put new ones back...


Yes, you do have to drill the heads off the rivets to get the cover off the timer cavity. Drill just enough to get the heads off the rivets with a large diameter drill bit. Before you remove the old ignition unit, mark the unit and the inside of the timer cavity so that you can install the new unit in EXACTLY the same position. This way you'll get the timing right. Do not use standard rivets to reinstall the cover plate. They are special rivets. Standard rivets will allow the broke piece to drop into the timer cavity and destroy your igniton system. You can get the rivets from you local dealer or you can replace the cover with a decorative aftermarket cover that uses screws instead of rivets.

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Jul 30, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL Sportster 883

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I need to replace the ignition pickup on a 97 Sportster...it is behind the 5 logo


Yes, it is behind this plate in the timing cavity. Drill the rivet heads off so you can get the round plate off. Drill just deep enough to drill the head of the rivet off using a large drill bit. Once you get that and the other plate off, mark the original sensor plate and the inside of the timer cavity in such a manner that you can take the old sensor plate out and install the new plate in exactly the same spot. You must do this correctly or you'll have to reset the ignition timing. I usually use the very end of the slot on the plate or something like that for a reference point on the plate. Mark the inside of the timer cavity on edge. You'll also have to unpin the plug or cut the wires of the old sensor. Take the old pins out of the plug making a drawing of how the wires go into the plug, what color wire goes where. Put the wires through the hole and put the new plate in and secure the holding bolts. Repin the plug. If you put the original plate back on, you'll need new rivets. DO NOT USE STANDARD RIVETS. You must use Harley-Davidson rivets. Standard rivets will allow the broken off end to get into the timer cavity and damage the "cup" behind the plate and maybe the end of the camshaft.


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You must use a hand drill and drill the head of the rivet off. Use a large drill bit to do this. If you want to put rivets back in the timer cover, you must use H-D rivets. If you use ordinary rivets, the loose end of the rivet will fall into the timer cavity and damage the ignition system.

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The electronic ignition unit is a compact unit located in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine. Drill the two rivets out that holds the cover plate on and remove the plate. Be careful when you do this as you want to drill just enough to get the head of the rivet off. Once the outer plate is removed, there's another plate held on by two screws, remove this. Now you can see the timer unit. Mark the timer unit and the inside of the timer cavity so that you can put the new unit in the exact same position as the old unit was. Make sure you make the mark so that you can mark the new ignition unit the same way. You'll have to unpin the plug on the end of the wires to get it out of the small hole in the bottom of the timer cavity. You must disassemble the plug to do this. You'll need to verify the advanced timing by removing the timing plug on the side of the engine directly above the timer cavity using a timing light. Do not get your eyes in front of the open hole with the engine running. A lot of oil saturated engine pressure comes out of the hole and it will blow this into your eyes. Rev the engine to about 2000 rpm, shine the light into the hole and look for the advanced timing mark. Connect the trigger lead of the timing light to the front cylinder plug wire. If the timing is not correct, loosen the stanchion screws and rotate the timing unit to get the timing right. Clockwise rotation advances the timing.

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Steve

May 29, 2011 | 2003 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883...

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I pulled off the cam cover and the cam came out how do I remove the cover that has the two rivet looking pieces on the cover that has a 5 on it.


What you are talking about is the timer cavity cover and it has a "V" for "V-twin". Ok, you must drill the two rivets to get the cover off. Use a larger drill and carefully drill until the head of the rivet comes loose. Do not drill completely through the cover.

Once you get the cover off, you'll see the Hall Effect sensor that triggers the ignition unit. Make a mark on the sensor plate and on the inside of the cam chest cover so that you can reinstall the sensor in exactly the same position when you put it back in upon reassembly. Then, take the two stanchions out and take the plate out. It will not come out of the cover due to the wiring. You'll have to "unpin" the three pronged plug to get the wires out but you can work around them. You'll see a "cup" that is bolted to the #2 camshaft. Remove this cup and it will come off the camshaft. Then the cam cover should come off the engine.

Now, you listed this as a problem with a '93 model XLH. If per chance this is a Big Twin, it's basically the same thing.

When you go to put it back together and need information as to cam timing, please repost.

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Steve

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How do I change the ignition module on my 2002 harley davidson 1200 bike


If you want to change the module, it simply unplugs and another plugs in. The sensor plate is located in the timer cover. Drill out the rivets and mark the plate and the inside of the timer cover. Remove the plate and install the new plate getting it as close to the same position as the original as possible.

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Steve

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