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Default questions about 4-Speed Transmission Gear

O.K.....as already written in my introductory thread, my transmission gear is completely destroyed.
I actually want to completely rebuild the transmission with new (Andrews) parts. When looking for spare parts, I found this offer from V-Twin.

https://www2.vtwinmfg.com/4-speed-tr...ly-unit-7.html

Just for the sake of interest, is there any experience about the durability and quality of these parts?
The second question would be, are there any other good suppliers of gear parts for the Ironhead besides Andrews?
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None better than Andrews. Scrounge around for deals; when I did my transmission, I found all the gears and shafts for around $600. That comes in way under the v-twin “kit” and there’s no doubting about the quality. The main thing I don’t like about that vtwin trans is the trap door that comes with it. The trap door that came with your bike originally was machined in position for fit. That one is not, it may fit correctly with no modification or it may not. Can you post pics of all the damaged parts?
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V Twin, also known as Taiwan Ted's. BAD CHOICE. Do some searching for Andrews and Dixie trans parts. Follow the tolerances in the Factory Service manual and all will be good. doodah man already gave ya good advise on why not to change the trap door.
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Scrounge around for deals; when I did my transmission, I found all the gears and shafts for around $600. Can you post pics of all the damaged parts?
You're right, the Andrews parts are the best. But so far I have only found the gears for $ 600. The shafts come with just under $ 400.- In addition, shipping, customs and taxes cost the whole thing about € 1200-1400.- ($ 1500.-) So far, a direct import is not really worth it for me. For the sum, the parts here in Germany can also be obtained directly from CCE or Motorcycle Storehouse here in Europe.
The damage itself was caused by a broken tooth, which then wedged somewhere and blocked the entire transmission. The whole thing with a fast drive of about 110km / h, that was not really funny. The motor housing must also be welded. With this damage, I prefer to replace all parts, then there is silence for the next 40 years.

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I checked out the pics of your bike. An awesome IronHead chopper! Please post pics of the damaged parts. That is the best way to get some good advice.

Ooops, we posted at the same time, I see the pics now
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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with good, used original Harley parts for the shafts, or Dixie like 1scooter mentioned. Just remember, USA or Japanese stuff = good quality, chinese = subpar. I’m sorry to see the carnage, but it looks like the cases aren’t as bad as I expected them to be. I see one of those exploding 20 tooth gears in there!
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It looks like one of the dogs on the 3/4 slider is broken? One of the 5 dogs appears smaller?

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^^^^ yep at 1:00.this looks very similar to the damage to Darkseacret's trans. but not as bad.
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Do some searching for Andrews and Dixie trans parts. Follow the tolerances in the Factory Service manual and all will be good. doodah man already gave ya good advise on why not to change the trap door.
I think that's the safe way too.
Andrew's parts are also easy to find, but where can I find "Dixie" parts?
Does any of you happen to have a good dealer who can get the parts and also ship to Germany? I would love to order the gears, shafts, Shifter Forks and maybe Shifter Cam completely from one dealer. This saves costs because the engine housing also has to be welded and if I have the engine apart, I also have the crankshaft re-stored and balanced.
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Have you seen that this company is located in Germany

https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObje...page=%21115234
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