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I need to know the stock mounting location of the overload breaker on the 1970 Sportster. The factory breaker has 2 wires and a 2 hole bracket attached.
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probably just under the seat
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The coil is mounted under the seat.The part#74589-67a.The 2 mounting holes are 3/16 and 1 1/2 inches on center.Bracket overall length is 2 inches and 3/8 inches wide. This style was factory installed from 67 to 72. Any thoughts?
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How 'bout the underside of the battery carrier ? Here's a pic from my '71 xlch. I imagine a '70 xlch is similar.

If this doesn't align with the parts you have in hand, then you'll need a '70 owner/expert to weigh in.

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Doc thank you for the pic.Is your 71 stock?I have a 70 xlch that I am adding electric start.
I will check my battery boxes for a bracket and if not will add one. Thank you
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Is your 71 stock?
Pretty close for a '71 xlch

I can't attest to the location of the circuit breaker for a '70 XLH though. The XLH battery carrier/box is different (from an XLCH). You really should have a '70 XLH knowledgeable guy confirm the location...... before you proceed too far.

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Yes I will investigate more info for the xlh conversion.I just checked my xlch battery tray and you are correct the bracket is there.PS your 71 is beautiful.Thank you
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That purple bike is rather gorgeous. I suppose the paint is called “Plum Crazy” or some such 1970s name?
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sparkling burgundy...bought a 72 fx new in that color.
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On my 67 XLH the circuit breaker is attached to the back side of the battery box with two small screws between the box and frame rail. Hopefully this makes sense
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