I can't remember the '86 softail clutch offhand, but on my '87 FXR, I scored a late spline-shaft gearset at the swapmeet, a late spline-shaft clutch at a different swap, bought a 66-tooth ring gear from J&P (came with bolts).
I had to grind the rivets holding the 122-tooth ring gear off the new clutch basket and knock 'em out, bolt the new ring gear on, and assemble as normal- same primary housing, same starter setup, same primary chain, etc etc.
If he's got the A-B-C adjust clutch, it should be about the same.
about the only thing I replaced other than the ring gear was the clutch hub bearing (the existing one was whipped), and I replaced the funky little internal spring on the shifter just 'cuz I was in there anyhow...........
Posted on Jun 29, 2012, 7:53 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199