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I just discovered a crack across my rear motor mount. I'm guessing the motor has to come out of the frame to replace it. What are my options?
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if it's on the right side edge between where the vertical and horizontal "screw plates" meet (?) then you are probably alright. or is it somewhere else? got a pic? does it vibrate your hands numb in short order?
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I just discovered a crack across my rear motor mount... What are my options?
A pic would be really helpful. Hopefully one that's clear and in focus...
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It appears to be cracked just in front of the intersection of those “plates”. As for vibration, I have no frame of reference to compare to. This is my first Harley, and I’ve only had a couple test rides around the block. I do have the feeling it might be excessive.

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The crack is just to the left of the red line.

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yes, a bit excessive. many times they crack right on the edge and stop. if that was the case, i would've suggested ignoring it, but that's a pretty long crack. does it appear to go all the way across the top to the other side? type the part number 16203-67 into ebay and take your pick, but yes the case halves need to be split to replace the mount, unless you find a pingel. clean or replace that drive chain too!
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Well I had to look it up, but The Pingle mount is available. $151.62 on Amazon.

From the photo, it might be possible to reinforce that area with a piece of angle iron with short spacers behind it and longer bolts.
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C'mon now, you gotta look harder than that.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pingel-Rear...cAAOSwu6ldo-cf
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One must be extremely careful with longer bolts extending into the trans cavity. On an ironhead, those holes go all the way through. Bolts and gears don’t mingle nicely!!
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From the pic, that looks like the shorter type mount. If I’m not mistaken, on a later Ironhead, it should just be the 2 upper bolts and the 3 stud nuts and it should slide right out without having to split cases. That’s with the motor out of the frame.

After you’ve replaced it, look at this thread to see how to set your motor cradled right in the frame.

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