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Thread: 71' XLH kick start conversion?

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    Default 71' XLH kick start conversion?

    I'm planning in purchasing a kick start conversion kit for my 1971 XLH.Specifically the V-twin 22-0201 kit.
    That way I will have both kick and unreliably electric start capabilities.
    Does anyone have any opinions or experience with this?
    Good instructions?I going to install it myself

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    You will have no reliability with that piece of Chines junk. You will just frustrate your self watching it fall apart. Make a list of all the parts numbers and go find factory original parts. I'm willing to bet that you come up with most of the parts the first time you do a search. This is a 71 Sportster. You don't have to go to planet unattainable to find the parts. Tell us more about your self kid and welcome to the forum. Bob Luland

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    Westwas1!

    Welcome Good Sir,
    If your electric starter is unreliable, it would be far easier to fix that.

    ....Cotten
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Westwas1!

    Welcome Good Sir,
    If your electric starter is unreliable, it would be far easier to fix that.

    ....Cotten


    Thank You!Just the kind of advice I was looking for.
    This is my first Harley/Sportster.I"ve owned quite a few older English bikes and a '46 Chief.
    Now that I've got the clutch and primary off I see that the bushing is there.Also the ratchet
    gear is riveted to the clutch basket.So there two parts I don't need to buy.

    The electric start system.New battery,bendix,solenoid and starter.Was working maybe every
    10th time,then starter stuck on.Every time I turned the key starter stayed on.I suspect the solenoid
    and will fix it.Ive never owned a motorcycle with electric start only and had always planned installing
    the kicker.

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    I got a 75 for a great deal because the guy staerted pulling wires to make the starter shut off. Its usually the starter relay that's under the battery. Looks like a ford solenoid. I usually eliminate them and put a heavy duty 25amp push button on instead. Hd put those on bc the little button is only a few amp. Good luck and welcome!

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