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for Sportster 1986-1987

S&S Pinion Gears

for Sportster 1986-1987

Pinion gears in proven S&S quality. The color code is identical to the factory codes so they can be used as stock replacement. If the color code is unknown we recommend to order a gear in the middle size range. These sizes fit 9 out of 10 engines and provide adequate clearance under most circumstances. As a rule of thumb it is preferable to allow slightly more gear lash than too little.

  • fits Sportster 1986-1987

Cam gear noise

While some positive backlash is necessary to prevent gear tooth overloads, excess backlash (“clicking“) may sound annoying but won´t hurt anything. To correct noisy gears use either a larger cam gear or pinion gear. Tight fitting pinion and cam gears will cause very noticeable whining as a result of running with zero backlash which is a serious problem. In this case a smaller cam gear or pinion gear is required.