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  • Sun, May 7 2017 10:29 AM

    1970 XLCH electric start add on

    I have added an electric starter to a 1970 xlch. The clutch hub ring gear will not clear the starter bendix. its as if I need a spacer behind the clutch basket. Any ideas?

  • Sun, May 7 2017 11:08 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: 1970 XLCH electric start add on

    hm, maybe Ironhead can help, or you could call tech here...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Mon, May 8 2017 8:09 AM In reply to

    • Ironhead
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    Re: 1970 XLCH electric start add on

    hmmcintyre - first, welcome to the forums - what part of the country are you from?

    It has been a couple of years since I have been into that part of my ironhead, so I am going from memory.

    Have you gotten the starter bolted into the hole or are you trying to get it in there?  If memory serves me correctly, you have to put the drive gear on after you get the starter in the hole.

    Is the actuator arm in the right spot on the bendix (starter drive)?

    did you add the ring gear to the clutch basket or was it already there?  I have never put one on and I am not sure if it can be put on backwards.

    I don't have my shop manual or parts book here, but I don't remember anything special behind the clutch basket (but it has been a few years).

    I will have to take a look at my books once I get home.

    Hope this helps

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  • Mon, May 8 2017 6:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: 1970 XLCH electric start add on

    hmmcityre - i checked my parts manual and for '70 and earlier there is a "washer, sprocket bearing" on your bike that is available in 4 thicknesses

    .0955", .0975", .0980" and .0925"

    If you still have the kicker, you will have to be careful that you don't space it out too far and "alter" the ability to kick-it.

    hope this helps

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

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