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Offline cajun1957a

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sprocket cover 65 XLH
« on: Sunday, January 25, 2009. 06:36:28 AM. »
Does anyone have an aluminum sprocket cover for a 1965 XLH?  Mine broke in half.  Don't ask.  Im in Ontario Canada. 
randy

Offline Pynzo

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, January 25, 2009. 10:09:20 AM. »
Vtwin sold a reproduction kit with that style cover. It cost three times as much as the smooth cover and still needed a hole drilled for the return spring.

Offline fulldress79

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, January 25, 2009. 11:59:02 AM. »
 If it were mine I'd have it heli-arched.

Offline Pynzo

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, January 25, 2009. 12:32:20 PM. »
That's your best bet- this style is not reproduced well- if you go for the weld option have it beefed up at the same time

Offline cajun1957a

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, January 25, 2009. 12:41:56 PM. »
The only problem with that is that the weld could never be finished smooth enough even with some serious metalfininshing technicques so that it is not seen.  I dont mind spending some dollars for appearance.  The cover broke in half completely.  I worked as a metal finisher for years and there is only so much i could do as well.  I have a nice techique for pollishing and refinishing aluminum, but this would stretch it and i dont think it would look well.  Ther are chrome ones i could get but next to aluminum it would still be noticable.


So if anyone out there has one.....as long as the aluminum isnt cracked our gouged too deeply, Im interested.

randy

Offline jmanjeff

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, January 25, 2009. 04:04:17 PM. »
give Kirk Kelley a call he is a good guy
http://www.sportyspecialties.com/

Sporty Specialties
1875A W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone:  (714) 879-0500
Toll Free:  (800) 701-2925
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email:  sportyspecialties@gmail.com
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Offline saltcaveminer

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, January 27, 2009. 02:32:38 PM. »
you need a 66 xlch cover(electric start came in 67and from your pic you have a kicker only)ebay store retocycleparts has a cast unit(unpolished )for a buy now price of $228.Salty

Offline Pynzo

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Re: sprocket cover 65 XLH
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, March 17, 2009. 05:35:04 AM. »
Check this link to ebay:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/harley-sportster-k-lefco-racing-sprocket-clutch-cover_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ130266946174QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
I bought one of these covers almost complete with clutch cable (they were sold as a complete kit) a few years ago and it was pretty nice, super heavy duty! I did have to fabricate one part though. The problem with this auction is the cover does not use the stock worm gear release arm (it uses a modified setup similar to a '71 up w/ ball bearings) and parts are impossible to come by. I'd look for one of these (complete kit of course) to replace your cover.