IH: Engine Control

Kick Starter

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* . . . 1968 Kicker Cover Roll Pin Repair

  • Starting July 1, 1973, there was a new design with a kick starter ratchet gear, bushing and spacer. The new 'pressed in' bushing has a Teflon coated lead bearing surface on a steel ball shell. The gear has a groove for the starter gear spring and the spacer length (and diameter) were increased to fit the new gear. 1)
  • The new ratchet gear assembly w / Teflon bushing was recommended for part replacement on all models built previous to July 1, 1973. However, these parts will not interchange with the old part numbers individually so the full replacement kit is recommended as an assembly. 2)
Starter Gear Ratchet Kits 3) 4)
33400-74 - 1970 and EarlierStarter Ratchet Gear w/ Teflon bushing (33432-73) and Clutch Sprocket Spacer (37754-74)
Also includes a replacement ratchet (33379-57) with a larger I.D. for the new larger gear bushing and 12 rivets, 5/32“x13/16”x9/32“ Dia. (8215)
33460-74 - 1971 & laterStarter Ratchet Gear Assy. w / Teflon bushing (33432-73) and Clutch Sprocket Spacer (37754-74)
Starter Ratchet Gear and Bushing
1957 - Early 1973XL/XLH/XLCHStarter Ratchet Gear Assy. w / bronze bushing 5)33432-57
1957 - Early 1973XL/XLH/XLCHStarter Ratchet Gear (bronze) Bushing (only) 6)33442-57
Late 1973 and laterXLCHStarter Ratchet Gear Assy. w / Teflon coated steel bushing 7)33432-73
Late 1973 and laterXLCHStarter Ratchet Gear (Teflon coated steel) Bushing (only) 8)33442-73
Clutch Sprocket SpacerLengthOutside Diameter
37755-57 9)1.047”1.3585“
37756-57 10)1.025”1.3585“
37755-71 11)1.143”1.3585“
37756-71 12)1.121”1.3585“
1957-1970XL/XLH/XLCH37754-74 13)1.047”1.3715“
1967 and laterXLH37753-76 14)
1971 and laterXLCH37755-73 15)1.153”1.3715“


1) , 2) , 3) , 5) , 6) , 7) , 8) , 9) , 10) , 11) , 12)
HD Service Bulletin #618C as updated December 17, 1974
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1954-1976 HD Sportster Parts Catalog pg 41
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