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transmission

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Post by marty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:38 pm

hi guys I'm gathering parts for 67 shovelhead build and a friend told me that from 65 to 72 they could be set up for electric and kick start both at the same time can this be right thanks for any information ?



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Re: transmission

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Post by kevsett » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:37 pm

Yes. Electric start with a kicker went from 65 to probably the early 80's. I had a 1980 sportster that I never could find a kicker pedal setup for but I'm thinking all Big Twins since 65 had both options until the kicker was officially no longer available by the motor company; not sure if kicker kits are available for every year after it was removed from the stock line up though.

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Post by marty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:05 am

thanks I'll start hunting :o

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Re: transmission

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:19 am

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Re: transmission

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Post by VPH-D » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:48 pm

The FL models lost the kicker in 68. In 70, the exhaust system was changed which prevented the kicker working. The FX models were kick only, or electric and kick thru 78. The FXS kept the kicker, but the other FX models could be retrofitted with a kicker conversion kit as long as they were 4 speeds.
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Re: transmission

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Post by FL54 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:49 pm

At least '69 FL's kicker cover had a plug that had to be removed from inside. After which a kicker could be added.

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Re: transmission

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Post by kevsett » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:36 pm

I'm glad someone corrected my mistakes. Things are moving so fast these days at work that I get my own name wrong regularly.
VPH-D wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:48 pm
The FL models lost the kicker in 68. In 70, the exhaust system was changed which prevented the kicker working. The FX models were kick only, or electric and kick thru 78. The FXS kept the kicker, but the other FX models could be retrofitted with a kicker conversion kit as long as they were 4 speeds.
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Post by marty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:23 am

so let me get this strait all I need to do is add a kicker shaft and gear and that's it :shock: :shock:

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Post by marty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:24 am

by he way it is a 67 :D

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Re: transmission

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:56 am

'67 came stock from the factory with both kick and electric.

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Re: transmission

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Post by marty » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:30 am

I don't have a transmission per say just a empty case that has some cracks i don't know yet if it can be repaired yet but I have seen the 65 cases on ebay.

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Re: transmission

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Post by Bosheff » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:30 pm

I believe you will also need to install a bushing in the kicker cover....bosheff

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