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Old 01-18-2007, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Softail Trans Install/Removal ???

Does anyone out there have experience removing a transmission from a softail (Heritage Springer or like)?

I got some good info from TXCHOP on another thread, but his install was in an Electra Glide and he was installing the 6 speed into his existing case. I am changing out my existing transmission for a Revtech 6 Speed complete transmission.

I know I will need several special tools. My concern is that the HD factory service manual only appears to address removing the transmission with the engine already out of the frame. Does anyone have any information or experience in removing and installing a transmission with the engine still in the frame. I am guessing I will have to at least loosen the engine mounts.

Also any other tips or info on the Revtech install would be great. Please don't worry about insulting my intelligence (or lack thereof). More scoop is better than less.

Thanks all !
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone out there have experience removing a transmission from a softail (Heritage Springer or like)?

I got some good info from TXCHOP on another thread, but his install was in an Electra Glide and he was installing the 6 speed into his existing case. I am changing out my existing transmission for a Revtech 6 Speed complete transmission.

I know I will need several special tools. My concern is that the HD factory service manual only appears to address removing the transmission with the engine already out of the frame. Does anyone have any information or experience in removing and installing a transmission with the engine still in the frame. I am guessing I will have to at least loosen the engine mounts.

Also any other tips or info on the Revtech install would be great. Please don't worry about insulting my intelligence (or lack thereof). More scoop is better than less.

Thanks all !
I can't help you but you'll probably find someone who can if you post this in the "V-twin engine mods" section. That is where most of the builders and gear heads hang out.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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claydbal is reading this now saying WTF is this?
its aeasy once you get the primary and oil tank off. the clutch basket will usually come off with a little outward pressure and a rocking motion.

take pictures along thre disassembly, paying extra attention to how the starter jackshaft is stacked.

the shocks may be in the way of the bottom trans bolts, so when you block it up or use jjjjjjjjjjjack, placement is key to allow you to swing the shocks a little outa the way.

tape the oil tank to avoid scratching.

bag and tag all screws and parts.

plenty of pictures!!!!!
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks. I submitted a thread in the General section asking where to address tranmission issues and was told to do so in the section for the particular bike. If I don't get much feedback here, I will post it in the engine mods also.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks. I appreciate the suggestions. The pics are a great idea and I am sure it will help a lot. If you think of any other pointers, please feel free.

Best wishes!
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