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S&S: Harley Retro Kick Starter Covers Kits

Harley Parts

These Harley-Davidson Flathead Power reproduction kickstart covers are as close to original as you can get without actually stealing one from a factory museum motorcycle. Externally authentic to the smallest detail, yet improved with new motorcycle technology inside.

Boss imperfections in the casting have been meticulously duplicated to represent the casting capabilities of the era, but that’s where we draw the line. These covers are cast in 356-T6 aluminum and 100-percent CNC machined to achieve the quality standards S&S is known for.

The inside of the kickstart cover is an all new design. Additional material has been added around the kicker boss for strength and stability. A single bushing used for complete oiling. A stealthy modern small diameter seal is hidden after assembly. No more outer dry bushing seizures!

Fitment: 1940-’50 Harley Big Twins Motorcycle

Features and Benefits:

  • Authentic detailing in cover casting
  • Updates and improvements eliminate problems of original covers
  • Utilizes your stock hardware and filler plug, gasket included
  • Heavy duty kicker boss with single bushing

Part Numbers:

Transmission Cover Kit: 1948-’50 Harley Big Twins Motorcycle

The J7 cover is authentic external for 1949-’50. The J7 cover has a raised cast-on part number that was authentic from 1948-’50. The J7 date code stands for October of 1947.

J7 Date Code, Stock 1948-’50 Harley Big Twins, 106-6479-J7

Transmission Cover Kit: 1940-’47 Harley Big Twins Motorcycle

The G6 cover duplicates the external shape for 1940-’47. The G6 cover has a stamped-in part number just as the original. The G6 date code stands for June of 1946.

G6 Date Code, Stock 1940-’47 Harley Big Twins, 106-6479-G6

Transmission Cover Kit: 1940-’50 Harley Big Twins Motorcycle

The 00 cover has no part number or date code. It was created with the custom application in mind where authenticity isn’t a must or polishing or other finishes are desired.

No Date Code, Stock 1940-’50 Harley Big Twins, 106-6479-00

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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