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Trying to remove the primary on my 883 - 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

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    Jamie May 11, 2010

    AND???? what is the problem?

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Are you talking about the primary cover or the primary drive?

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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How do i remove starter from Harley Davidson 2003 sportster 883


Remove the negative battery terminal or the ground cable to case connection and then remove the primary cover and then remove the two starter mounting bolts and washers with a ball hex driver. THEN remove rear exhaust pipe, remove the positive battery lead and solenoid wire from the starter. Remove the starter and gasket from the right side of the motorcycle.

INSTALLATION procedures:

Install starter and starter gasket from the right side of the motorcycle, then attach the positive battery cable and solenoid wire to the solenoid and from the left side install the two starter mounting bolts and washers and tighten them to 13-20 ft-lbs which is 18-27 Nm. Then reinstall the primary cover, fill it to the proper level with primary chaincase/transmission fluid/oil and then reconnect the battery ground and re-install the rear exhaust pipe.

Sep 29, 2014 | 2003 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883...

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How do i remove starter from Harley Davidson 2003 sportster 883?


Remove the negative battery terminal or the ground cable to case connection and then remove the primary cover and then remove the two starter mounting bolts and washers with a ball hex driver. THEN remove rear exhaust pipe, remove the positive battery lead and solenoid wire from the starter. Remove the starter and gasket from the right side of the motorcycle.

INSTALLATION procedures:

Install starter and starter gasket from the right side of the motorcycle, then attach the positive battery cable and solenoid wire to the solenoid and from the left side install the two starter mounting bolts and washers and tighten them to 13-20 ft-lbs which is 18-27 Nm. Then reinstall the primary cover, fill it to the proper level with primary chaincase/transmission fluid/oil and then reconnect the battery ground and re-install the rear exhaust pipe.

Sep 29, 2014 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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1995 883 harley sportster i would like to know what is involved in removing primary cover?.........please


There are a number of allen head bolts you have to remove, unless you are planning on working on your clutch or your primary chain needs replacing I would not bother going to all the trouble of removing it, as the primary chain adjuster can be accessed through the the small access plate in the primary cover. You will have to replace the gasket but you won't lose your primary oil this way.
If you do remember you will have to replace the gasket and the primary oil when you reassemble as well as torquing the bolts back to their specifications.

Sep 30, 2011 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

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Why does gears 1 and 5 work normal but 2 thru 4 has a grinding metal sound? sounds pretty bad.Does the trans. have a separate oil resevoir? 2004 883 sportster


Yes the primary case-transmission require it's own oil as the lubricant for this area is not provided by the engine oil. There is a drain plug located at the lower point of the case. Remove the plug and drain any oil that may be in the primary case. When finished, add one quart of oil to the case through the access hole at the top of the primary case where you check the tension on the primary chain.

Good Luck
Steve

Aug 01, 2011 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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A lower bolt on the primary cover broke,so i removed the shifter and foot peg bracket,then removed all of the bolts from primary cover after draining primary fluid. The primary cover still doesnt seem to...


You need to remove the derby cover from the primary that goes over the clutch adjuster. Remove the sping and the locking nut. Turn the adjuster screw clockwise while gently pulling the cover off. The cover should come off then.

Good Luck
Steve

Jun 28, 2011 | 2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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Do I need to remove the primary side case to remove the starter


Yes, the bolts that hold the starter on are on the inside of the primary case just above the clutch assembly.

Good luck
Steve

Aug 16, 2010 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883...

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Where do you add transmission fluid, what kind, and how much do you add to a 1993 883 Harley Davidson?


The transmission and primary are lubed by the same lubricant. You pour one quart into the inspection hole at the top of the primary cover. Use H-D primary & transmission lube for Sportsters.

May 21, 2010 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

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Where do I put gear oil? I have a 2001 Sportster 883


You add it to the primary case on the left side of the engine. The same oil lubricates the primary and the transmission.

Remove the clutch inspection cover. On the clutch, you will see a dark blue colored steel plate. This is the diaphragm clutch spring. With the bike standing straight up, the oil level should be just to the bottom of this plate. If you add too much oil, the clutch will drag causing a problem with getting the transmission into neutral whent he engine is running. Do not overfill.

Nov 06, 2009 | 2001 Harley Davidson XL Sportster 883

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How do I check the fluid level in a 2007 harley 883 custom


No ... The primary has its own fluid system. U check the level by removing the derby cover with the bike level and filling the primary with chain case fluid til it comes to the bottom edge of the diaphragm spring. U can see it with a flashlight

Mar 20, 2009 | 2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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