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Sportster Motorcycle Transmission, Clutch, Primary & Secondary Drive Transmission, Clutch and primary or secondary drive problems, advice, and/or how tos.

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Old 19th December 2010
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Old 21st February 2011
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Mine was a huge PITA to get off; took me two days. I made a sprocket locker to hold the sprocket tight while I whaled on the nut. They fastened it on with red Loctite and I started to doubt it was reverse threaded a couple of times when I couldn't get it to shift. Eventually I got it to move by standing on the 30" tommy bar on the socket I was using.

If there is any chance whatsoever you might take it off again then don't use red Loctite on it, use blue.
Sorry for bumping up an older thread, but I wanted to add my 2 cents since I've been through this as well and others searching for info on this are likely to turn up this thread. I have a '92 883 converted to a 1200 back when it was nearly new. I did the H-D belt drive conversion on it back then as well, that kit came with the 27t front pulley. I never did like the gearing, just about everywhere I ride the roads are "freeway" speeds and cruising at 65-70 put it right smack in the worst vibration range. I bought a stock 29t Sportster pulley from H-D a long time ago but didn't get around to installing it until a couple of years ago. As has been mentioned, the front pulley is reverse (left hand) threaded and it is a serious pain to remove. I tried everything I could think of for hours, I had a cheater bar on it and that would just spin the rear tire (even with the tranny engaged), I tried various things to lock the pulley to keep it from turning, etc. Finally after exhausting every curse word uttered since the dawn of time and even inventing many new and colorful ones, in disgust I went to Lowes and bought an impact wrench (I already had an air compressor). I hooked it up and kid you not, I had that nut off of there in seconds without having to brace the pulley or anything. It just zipped it right off. So if you're trying to remove that pulley then I highly recommend either getting an impact wrench or making good friends with someone that has one!

Regarding the difference between 27t and 29t on the freeway, it's significant. I really hated getting on the freeway before and staying on it for very long, but with the 29t it is much smoother at cruising speeds, I don't mind it at all now and in fact rather enjoy it
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I love this site. I am headed to pick up an impat wrench as well as trademark my long list of newly invented curse words...I pulled my derby cover, priamry chain with sprocket and clutch, stator, starter, and a bunch of other crap for a full overhall on my 1989 1250cc, and this darn drive sprocket nut is my kryptonite!!!!
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Just as i suspected...impact it is....3 foot cheater pipe and 2 guys couldn't get mine off... 5th gear block of wood wedged under the tire and a buddy holding the bike and brake..had to check the manual to make sure it was in fact reverse threaded was starting to wonder...got on here to see if there was something i was overlooking..guess i need to go big..
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There's a picture in a post how I did it in this thread. No help, just a little imagination and plenty of coffee!

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/s...1323368&page=2

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Heat gun is MUCH cheaper than an impact wrench! Read the Loctite instructions. You must heat it to 500*F to remove. Your doing it the hard way.
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Your doing it the hard way.
Well, if he was, he was doing it the hard way over a year ago.

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