Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

Replace cover and shaft or replace bushings?

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Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by Edaddy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:22 am

My 65 trans is leaking at the kicker shaft a bit. You guys think I should try to replace the bushings? I read it's possible, but has a chance of cracking the cover getting the bushing out.
Also read about replacing the bushings with 2 Needle bearings.
Another possibility is a new shaft and cover (had my eye on a chrome one).

Leak is very small, so will probably wait for next winter, but want to start looking for parts now.

Any advice will be much appreciated.



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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by Panacea » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:32 am

There is a rubber seal sandwiched between two bushings, could just need a new one, you'll have to pull the cover and spend some time on it...Manual?

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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by Edaddy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:54 am

Thanks Panacea, I will look up replacing only the oring.
Dang it, had the cover off last fall to replace clutch pushed and throwout bearing, missed this part.

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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by panhog » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:19 am

Edaddy. It is a common problem. You have an advantage with having a 1965 with electric start. Not so much wear on that kicker shaft and bushings and o-ring. You will have to replace inboard and outboard kicker bushings along with the o-ring that is in between them. They come together as a repair kit. Check the kicker shaft for wear also. Might as well replace it while you have the cover off. Good luck. Ride safe.

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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by Edaddy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:30 am

Found a site with good pics and info - https://harleypanhead.blogspot.com/p/ki ... r.html?m=1

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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by Edaddy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:53 pm

Awesome link thanks!

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Re: Kicker Shaft Bushings leaking

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Post by 3711 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:32 pm

Edaddy,
One must also consider the vent (which is one of the lid screws) as a possible problem source. Without the vent being clear, the trans will push oil out. Also, if your kicking, the condition of the kick cover bushings are important for knee health.....you don't want the kicker to "fall thru" and hyper extend your knee.....walt...tulsa,ok

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