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Engine #9 - Install Sportster Startmotor

Life's a bitch...   Thank God there's Harleys...

Here's a few pictures that T made during painting and re-assembly of the Harley Sportster startmotor and Bendix unit of our 1973 Ironhead engine.



Spraypainting the Sportster Startmotor and Bendix

Photo of 1973 Harley Sportster start motor and Bendix assembly for 1000cc Ironhead Harley engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. After cleaning and degreasing we spraypainted the start motor, Bendix and subhousing the same silk black as the Ironhead engine cases.


Photo of 1973 Harley start motor and Bendix assembly for 1000cc Ironhead Sportster engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Here's the cast aluminum subhousing of the start motor and bendix just after spraypainting.



Fixing the Sportster Startmotor and Bendix Assembly

Photo of 1973 Harley Sportster start motor and Bendix assembly for 1000cc Ironhead engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Here you see how the Bendix has been fixed on the subhousing, and is ready for mounting onto the Ironhead engine.


Photo of 1973 Harley start motor and Bendix assembly for 1000cc Ironhead Sportster engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber.


Photo of 1973 Harley Sportster start motor and Bendix assembly for 1000cc Ironhead engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Here the last bolts of the subhousing are tightened, next step is to install the start motor unit.



Testing the Sportster Startmotor and Bendix Assembly

Photo of 1973 Harley Sportster Startmotor and Bendix installed back on 1000cc Ironhead engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. After the complete startmotor was installed on the Ironhead engine we tested the whole thing. All works perfect!


Photo of 1973 Harley Sportster Startmotor and Bendix installed back on 1000cc Ironhead engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber.


Photo of 1973 Harley Sportster Startmotor and Bendix installed back on 1000cc Ironhead engine - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Another milestone achieved!