Question about Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard Motorcycles
Since you haven't answered my question, I'm going to assume that you own a Softail. The reason I asked the question is that so often the heading under which the question falls is wrong and the person has a different model.
To remove the starter from a Softail, first disconnect the battery. Then drain the primary and remove the outer cover. With the outer primary cover off, you can remove the small bolt from the center of the jackshaft and remove it from the starter.
Now, from the right side of the bike, disconnect the small wire coming from the starter relay and the large battery cable. You'll have to remove the exhaust system to get to the starter as well. There are two large 3/8" bolts that hold the starter in. Remove these two bolts and the starter will come loose from the inner primary housing. Work the starter out.
To reinstall the starter is the reverse of the removal. Make sure you use a new lock plate on the jackshaft bolt along with Locktite #242 blue medium strength thread locker.
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