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Since it follows the same line as lacquer thinner, acetone, carb cleaner.. it may damage the finish on your clutch cover (if this important). I would use a heat gun and pry it off, laying some tape along where you do the prying.
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A lot of aluminum covers are coated with urethane or some such, solvents will remove that coating quicker than it removes the glue.

I second a Heat gun and judicious use of a dead blow. Lots of tape to preserve the cover finish.
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Old, old, school here....no gaskets when splitting the cases to get at the tranny? I'll be go to hell, what's this world coming to !!! LOL
On a '66 Sportster you don't need to split the cases to access the transmission. Remove tin cover, clutch and basket and four bolts to pull transmission assembly. It is a few hours start to finish. They were made this way with the trapdoor until into the early 2000s.
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