inner primary removal 97 heritage

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by johnflorida, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. johnflorida

    johnflorida Member

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    Trying to replace inner primary gasket. Removed everything down to inner primary then removed 8 bolts holding inner primary including 2 outside on the front. I can get it to budge. Some bikes have the starter bolted on from the right side but I dont think so on this bike pretty sure I removed starter bolts from inside primary. Is this right? How do I get this thing off???
     
  2. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

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    Did you remove the Starter Jackshaft bolt as well??:s
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    On my evo softail the starter mount bolts are a wee bit difficult to get to but by using 3/8" ratchet and wobble extensions with the correct size allen head i am able to get under the oil tank and get them out as they are fitted from the right side
    inner primary will not come off if they are still in

    Brian
     
  4. johnflorida

    johnflorida Member

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    It must be the starter bolts. I can't even see them . Gotta figure out how to get in there. Did you go from the right or left side? And how did you get them back in?
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    from the right side using wobble extension bars you will not get in with straight extensions
    however it may be easier to just move the oil tank out of the way

    Brian
     
  6. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

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    Yup....definitely easier if you get the oil tank outta the way:D
     
  7. johnflorida

    johnflorida Member

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    Yeah it looks that way. I can't even see the bolts now. How hard is it the get the tank out?
     
  8. johnflorida

    johnflorida Member

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    I got the tank out and removed inner primary. cant get the transmission seal to go in. Is there some kind of trick?
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    John sometimes geting it started square can be a problem. I made a delrin holder for the seal that slips over the main shaft to keep things square and so that I didn't damage the seal. Did you put something over the splines so you don't cut the seal? You can try a small dead blow hammer (Nylon or plastic) and tap around the outside edge of the seal keeping it square by tapping one spot and then 180*, 90*,180*,90*. Does that make sense?
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Which seal are you trying to fit

    Brian