ShovelHead Starter Removal

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by JollyRoger, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Member

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    I have a 1981 FX that I'm currently converting to an old skool chopper.:D. I want to convert it to a kick only start. Had a look at the service manual and can not see any reason why I cant just remove it and make some cover plates. Anybody tried this before? I do not want to make to many conversions since I will probly sell the bike once it is done and kicking is not for everybody.....
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    As long as you don't leave anything hanging in there, you should be ok.
    I converted mine to kick only..... the novelty wore off pretty quick.
     
  3. DresserDan

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    I have done it.I used a soft plug from a car motor to plug the solenoid hole.HD use to make a plate to cover the starter hole.Just remove everything.
     
  4. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Member

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    Thanks,Guys. Novelty wearing off.... That is why I do not want to make the removal difficult. Been kickingmher since I got her three months ago. The look on other peoples faces priceless:D. Now just waiting for the first time in the rain and then realy going to hate myself:23: