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How to install kickstart case cover and gear assembly on 69 flh 4 speed ratchet top transmision

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If all you want to do is install a the kick start case cover, drain the transmision fluid and just take the old one off along with the kicker lever intact. You'll need to look inside and see the relationship of the kicker gear stop and the kick starter lever. Then, once you see how it's supposed to look, ie. the kicker straight up and the kicker gear stop at the X o'clock positon, start taking the stuff apart. Transfer all the old parts to the new kicker cover. Align the kicker gear properly with the kicker lever. When you install the old shaft into the new cover, make sure you put a new seal in between the two bushings so it doesn't leak. Put the new cover with the rest of the kicker parts in it back on the transmission and refill the transmission with lube. 20-24 ounces.

If the clutch gear on the end of the mainshaft needs to be replaced, it's advisable to have the special puller to get it off with. If you don't have the puller, you can put some pressure on the clutch gear like you're trying to pry it off and rap on it with a hammer. Hit the side of the gear not the end of the shaft. Don't hit it hard enough to break anything, just a good tap should pop it off. If not, you'll have to find someone with a puller or buy one.

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Posted on Oct 01, 2010


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