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That damn nut takes 280 ft pounds(if I remember right). Take it apart and try again with this.

I just cut down a piece of brass to jam the gears, I'll go measure it...

To get the individual sockets you'll have to go to sears, if you're a cheap bastard like me you can take the stuff back when you're done.


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It's about 4" by 1.5" and it was about perfect. Use brass or aluminum so as to not damage the gears. This was on my mother's 05 BTW.
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That damn nut takes 280 ft pounds(if I remember right). Take it apart and try again with this.

I just cut down a piece of brass to jam the gears, I'll go measure it...

To get the individual sockets you'll have to go to sears, if you're a cheap bastard like me you can take the stuff back when you're done.


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It's about 4" by 1.5" and it was about perfect. Use brass or aluminum so as to not damage the gears. This was on my mother's 05 BTW.
This is giving me some hope , it sounds like a loose crankshaft nut is more common than a bad crankshaft . I was thinking of using a piece of 2x4 to jam it
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It could splinter off in there and it would be very difficult to jam it.

Harley sells the piece to jam the gears if you can't make one yourself.

There is definitely hope for an easy fix!

Oh, I also heard of using a 4" brass door hinge, that would be acceptable.
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It could splinter off in there and it would be very difficult to jam it.

Harley sells the piece to jam the gears if you can't make one yourself.

There is definitely hope for an easy fix!

Oh, I also heard of using a 4" brass door hinge, that would be acceptable.
Thanks , I will be taking it apart and checking it again
I should be able to reuse the new gasket again so all
I'll need is a qt of primary fluid .
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Did ya get the ole girl back on the road ?





I Tink the Server Clock is Toast !!

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Mine has had the front conrod go sloppy on the crank at 62k km so around 35k miles. It is a shame that S&S don't make a new crank to fit the rubber mounts yet.
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I Tink the Server Clock is Toast !!

I took the primary back off and the crankshaft nut is tight

so now I need to check my options
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Mine has had the front conrod go sloppy on the crank at 62k km so around 35k miles. It is a shame that S&S don't make a new crank to fit the rubber mounts yet.
Have you fixed it yet or are you riding it with a loose rod ?
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Have you fixed it yet or are you riding it with a loose rod ?
Have stripped it down and waiting on HD to comment. See thread "Motor SHIT itself, letter to HD" is the latest.
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I Tink the Server Clock is Toast !!

I traded it in on a 08 Street Bob
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