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I just cranked for a second or two w/ plugs out to see what the jack shaft was doing. Is it common practice though to have to bore the spot for bushing in outer primary? There is a blind hole there but it seems too small for the bushing that was in the original cover. I'm gonna send this POS cover back to demons. I guess you get what you pay for. Any recommended sites for ordering a three hole outer primary cover for 2000+ softail?
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The engine has nothing to do with the primary covers, the stock H-D covers will fit. Does your bike also have the Revtec trans or stock H-D trans ???.
Not sure about the tranny. PO installed this thing. With stock cover should I be able to press fit the bushing without modding the cover?
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Cool. I'll check that out. No disrespect, but I actually did read you the first time. Do you have a particular seller in mind that you find reputable?
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No, but it is usually the best place to find things.
I use it to find the items and then search the vendor direct online or use the best offer auctions.
I find a lot of people that use the "best offer" feature will drop their price.

As for the other place you mentioned, a simple internet search would have made you think twice.

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As for the other place you mentioned, a simple internet search would have made you think twice.
Agreed. Got blinded by the thought of saving a little dough. Research came after injury. Lesson learned. Thanks all for the feedback
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[QUOTE=S3ven;665928]Not sure about the tranny. PO installed this thing. With stock cover should I be able to press fit the bushing without modding the cover?[/QUOTE]

The stock cover comes with the bushing preinstalled, no need to hone it over size either unless something else got changed like the pinion shaft.
Go to the Ted's V-Twin website to check out primary covers, less expensive than the H-D parts counter.
What size is the long bolt that goes into the end of your pinion gear ? Just the bolt head. Is it a 5/16" hex ???

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I'll check when I get off work. I'd say it looks like 1/2" but will check and reply tonight. Thanks for the site info
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There were two different EVO starters, early and late model. The late model starter has the 5/16ths hex pinion jack shaft bolt, the early is 7/16ths hex I believe. The covers aren't interchangeable. You need the early cover for the early starter and vise versa. That might be your problem !

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That makes sense. The 99-06 cover doesn't fit right and and the 95-98 looks like it will. The motor was put in in 2002 but that doesn't mean the starter wasn't an older model. Another question I have then is this; most of the outer primary covers I find online have a 5 hole derby. My original derby is 3. What if anything does 3 versus 5 hole say about the cover/motor/starter/clutch basket depth?
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