I feel that was time for me to do a complete tranny rebuild thread ,I have done many sections over the years, but now why not doing it totally this time,hope you will enjoy
Here it is …as I received the tranny ,1965 OEM tranny that came with my early FL66 project
Open the top, here is what the inside looks like,not too much rust at least, been on a non heated garage for at least the last 13 years
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I am researching this particular 1916 Excelsior racer for a future article in Motorcycle Rides & Culture magazine.
1916 Excelsior motorcycle boardtrack racer
It was a well known West Coast racer in the teens and twenties, and was later owned by Rusty Kay. It was restored in the early 1970s by Dave “Huggy Bear” Hansen of The Shop.
Rare antique motorcycle racer
It was on display at the Peterson museum for a few years. All info, details and history on it is appreciated.
Thanks – Buzz Kanter
Filed under Competition Motorcycles by Buzz Kanter
I did have problem lately with my late 82 FLH Shovelhead shifter linkage, the transmission was hard to shift movement when shiftin was very sloppy and I decide that I had enough and i twas time to get rid of all those small pins,bushings,pivot arms and to get all that slack out,the oem shif linakge always give you trouble and most live with it,except me , it was time to really change the design and finally have the complete linkage correct once for all.
So here the story with all the explanation and pictures,shown is finish product and the complete step by step .
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