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Having problems with the belt drive getting the cover off the clutch cover side

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    wd4ity May 11, 2010

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I'm confuse a bit but I'll try to help. You say you're having problems with the belt drive and getting the clutch cover side off.

The heading on this post says you have a '93 XLH Sporty. The final drive belt is on the opposite side of clutch on a Sporty. You didn't mention what type of problem you were having with the final drive belt so I'll try to help you with getting the clutch cover off.

To get the primary cover off your Sporty, you've got to take the nut off the clutch adjuster rod. There should be two round access covers on your primary cover. The one in the middle top is for checking the tension on the primary chain and adding oil. The one at the rear in the middle of the large round place in the cover is the one you need to remove. Under the cover, there will be a spring and a lockplate. The lockplate will look kind of like a nut but won't have any threads in it. Remove this lockplate. Now, you'll see a nut with a screw in it. Turn this screw clockwise until you can remove the nut.

Now, you'll have to loosen the primary chain adjuster. First drain the oil. Underneath the cover, you'll see a threaded stud with a locknut on it. Loosen the locknut and using an allen wrench, turn the screw out loosening the primary chain.

Now, remove the screws from around the primary cover. There are 13 in all. They are different lengths so make sure you keep up with which goes where. Once you get them all out, you should be able to remove the cover.

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