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Old 12-23-2016, 08:49 AM
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Lifting a 4 speed STD transmission question...

Hello, I'm new to the chopper club. My machine is a 48 Panhead that was mostly original, with some hybrid parts over the years. Was in the original wishbone frame, springer front end, etc. etc. In October, a known bumper chasing mongrel intercepted the front wheel, long story short, I'm rebuilding the bike into a Kraft Tech softail frame. (some suspension will be nice).

The engine and trans mounts are offset 1" to the left in the frame for the 180-200 rear end swingarm. I've added a RSES (Right Side Electric Starter) unit to the STD cased 4 speed transmission. This bumped up too tight against the oil bag to use the original oil tank, so I'm going with a round custom oil tank and mounting it in front of the generator on the frame.

Here's the real question. The drain plug on the STD transmission cases intrudes about .200" into the right shock absorber. My idea is to have fabricated a 1/2" thick transmission mount plate to left the transmission clear of the shocks under the frame.

The unit has a 1 1/2" BDL belt open primary and a chain drive rear end. The oil tank will not be in it's normal place so lifting the transmission won't be an issue there.

Question is this: Does anyone know of any issue with lifting the transmission another 1/4 - 3/8", so that the drain plug can clear the right rear shock? Plan to use and adjustable trans plate so that as the transmission goes up, the center tube remains clear of the transmission components.

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Old 12-23-2016, 12:32 PM
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