1988 Softail inner primary

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  1. randyman

    randyman Member

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    I have a 1988 Softail with a cracked inner primary. It seems that a new inner primary is not available. Does anybody know if I could use a later inner and outer primary from a 1998 if I use the starter from the 1998?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  3. randyman

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    1989 changed to new style starter HD don't make anymore
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Where is it cracked? I had a hairline crack across (from inside out) the inner primary at the wide end at the bottom of the IP on my '91 Dyna. It was enough to let the Primary fluid leak out slowly. I removed it and had it welded at the crack. No more problem. But I also reinforced the "box" by adding a Carlini Torque Arm.

    Torque Arms

    You will have to find someone that knows how to work with aluminium to make sure it is done right.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
  5. randyman

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    We are having a welder look at it now.