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Ok, my seem like a dumb question, but the HD Service Manual calls for on a reinstall of the tranny for the

position on the kickstart/crankshaft NOTCH IS TO THE REAR AS POSITIONED ON THE MOTORCYCLE.

Mine as a 72 has two notches, one it for the kicker itself, Where should I position the Notch for mounting the Kicker, 9 o'clock or 3 o'clock?

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With the stock 54 to 76 starter crank [that is the parts catalog name for the lever that the pedal attaches to] the notch is positioned at about 12:00 o'clock. That is the setup that i have, and it is slightly before 12:00 o'clock so that the crank is angled toward the back of the bike a small amount.

I think there is a problem with that statement in the manual? If you position the notch at either 9 or 3 the crank will be useless.
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Ok, Thanks for the interpretation
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Note that the bolt is almost horizontal. It goes thru the notch.

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I was also looking at photos of mine before the tranny job, I gotcha.

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