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Have you seen that this company is located in Germany

https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObje...page=%21115234
yes certainly, there are also some others. But W&W is really only good for emergencies, but by far the most expensive HD dealer in Germany, maybe even in Europe.
I have already bought a few parts in the States, but at that time the dollar was not as strong as it is today, but even with customs and shipping I was still far below the retail prices of German retailers. You only take a lot of time to search and compare and the shipping takes time, but it is winter and the season only starts again in March / April.
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don't get me wrong, I don't want to negotiate for every cent, the complete repair will surely cost € 2000-2500.-, maybe even more. Good parts also cost money. But if I can reduce the costs, I will do it.
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Easiest to find the Dixie parts on eBay using the Harley part number for the shaft.
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Very interesting Ironhead [eisenkopf?] Chopper; lots of hand fabricated parts, I like that.

I got my Andrews parts on Amazon, the prices were ~$30 USD cheaper, for each part (compared to Andrews listed prices). Use Andrews parts numbers for Amazon search.
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I went with all new Andrews gears and shafts on the last box I did
Like you, I live outside the USA and I know how the costs go up from shipping and taxes.
I did have an issue with one gear not being correct. Machined wrong.

They aren't cheap and on top of that I had everything isotropic polished.

All up I probably have about $2,000 AUD in the box. I think (hope) it was worth it.

So far,so good. Box has performed well in my sidecar and it's a true test of how strong/good your drive line is.

I do beliece the OEM gears and shafts are OK. But you need to find NOS pars, not easy.

You can see the difference in the machine work on Andrews parts compared to other parts. Andrews tells me they are also made from better materials. Haven't tested/checked that just took their word for it.

I do know that the harder a metal is the better the Isotropic polishing comes out. Mine came out with a mirror finish. (Nearly).
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I got my Andrews parts on Amazon, the prices were ~$30 USD cheaper, for each part (compared to Andrews listed prices). Use Andrews parts numbers for Amazon search.
thanks for sharing that.the first time I heard ironhead parts on amazon I was surprised.i wonder who it was that thought to look on amazon for 60 yr. old motorcycle parts? I got my Andrews gears and shafts from v-twin.j&p has some also.
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I don't know who was first, but doodah man linked me.

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I guess that means I was first!! Actually for the last several years, my wife’s parents have given me amazon gift cards for my birthday in January, and I usually plug part numbers in to their search box with excellent results. Glad to help anyway!
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Very interesting Ironhead [eisenkopf?] Chopper; lots of hand fabricated parts, I like that.

I got my Andrews parts on Amazon, the prices were ~$30 USD cheaper, for each part (compared to Andrews listed prices). Use Andrews parts numbers for Amazon search.
Yes, in Germany the old Sportys are also called "Eisenkopf"
Many thanks to everyone for the helpful advice and positive feedback for my old scooter. It is not easy to legalize such a conversion in Germany.
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I may be wrong but I think the early Evo sportster box will fit but has different ratios. Might a second hand box be viable if this is so?
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