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harley davidson 1999 883 5 speed transmission installation

I am in the process of installing a 5 speed transmission....all new to me as I have not done this type of work on a motorcycle before.....so I need all the help I can get.....video links, photos and all suggestions will be much appreciated.
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harley davidson 1999 883 5 speed transmission installation

I am in the process of installing a 5 speed transmission....all new to me as I have not done this type of work on a motorcycle before.....so I need all the help I can get.....video links, photos and all suggestions will be much appreciated.
https://youtu.be/YKs59eW-qJ0

https://youtu.be/NHA9iw6V-Is

https://youtu.be/Fw-iwYs1tNs

https://youtu.be/NT_MxPOHw5w

https://youtu.be/pYtO2jj6MFs
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Do yourself a favor and buy a factory service manual. They are expensive but well worth it, the best by far I have used in 40 years of amateur MC wrenching on various makes.
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Do yourself a favor and buy a factory service manual. They are expensive but well worth it, the best by far I have used in 40 years of amateur MC wrenching on various makes.
I have a Haynes Service manual but it a piece of crap.....I appreciate your advice.
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Installing the assembly or assembling the tranny?

There is pics and advice in the Sportsterpedia if it helps any.
http://www.sportsterpedia.com/doku.p...:ref:svcproc11

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Installing the assembly or assembling the tranny?

There is pics and advice in the Sportsterpedia if it helps any.
http://www.sportsterpedia.com/doku.p...:ref:svcproc11

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Installing the assembly.....thanks for the link.
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If you have the assembly ready to go in, it simply slides into the main and countershaft bearings then the 4 bolts on the trapdoor.
Assembly lube on the gears / shafts before going in.
No gasket on the trapdoor.
Did you take it out?
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If you have the assembly ready to go in, it simply slides into the main and countershaft bearings then the 4 bolts on the trapdoor.
Assembly lube on the gears / shafts before going in.
No gasket on the trapdoor.
Did you take it out?
I am going to take out the old trans today.....I been reading forums and watching videos so I can get a better idea of what the process is going to be....you just brought to my attention "lube on the gears"... so this was just another very useful tip. I been stuck on trying to figure out how to adjust gear shifter. Don't want take it apart again once I get the cover back on...
I believe the following video will be very useful to this process:

https://youtu.be/pYtO2jj6MFs
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It is really pretty easy. I did it and never had been into a trans before. I had bearings to replace that required some specific tools but I got it back together and it has been working fine since.

Also, IMO today's Chilton and Haynes manuals suck. They are ok in addition to a factory service manual but not in place of one.

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Take plenty of pics as you dis-assemble whether you post them or not.
That may help to solve questions later on assembly.
Post any questions here as you go about it.
Yes, you can do this. And we'll help as much as possible.
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