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Question transmission Trap door?

I understand that Harley sportsters previous to 04 had a "trap door" in the case that allowed transmission removal with the engine together. I did a little research and looks like Buell's don't have that trap door feature.

What does the trap door look like (anyone have a picture?) and can it be machined into my cases while I have them apart?

I am a Buell newb and curious. My XB9R needs some tranny work and if the trap door could be added, that would be cool.
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it would be extremely expensive as it would take cutting, welding and machining. I would guess you would be looking at at least $1,500 to have it done.
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I guess I should start by asking what is the "trap door"?

Does it allow you to pull the trans with the engine cases together?
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yes that is correct.
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Tube-frame Buells had the trapdoor, same as the frame-mount Sporties. Fuel-in-frame Buells and rubber-mount Sporties lost the trapdoor.
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Does anyone have a picture of what it looks like, the trap door? I have looked at sporty cases online searching using trap door image, but I am not getting it? It looks like the trans on my xb9r should come out without a case split, what is in the way or holds it in so that isn't possible?
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This is a custom built one, but you get the idea.

http://www.zippersperformance.com/zi...llet-door.html

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Does anyone have a picture of what it looks like, the trap door? I have looked at sporty cases online searching using trap door image, but I am not getting it? It looks like the trans on my xb9r should come out without a case split, what is in the way or holds it in so that isn't possible?

I just went to Google and typed "Sportster trapdoor" and found plenty
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Here ya go. This in on my Sporty but its the same thing

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Is the trapdoor the trans cover plate? Are the older ones just bigger and that's what allows the trans to come out?
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