From:Duane Taylor e-mail:duane-A-taylorclassiccycles.com
Subject:RE: 165 transmission 1st and 2nd gears missing teeth? Date:Fri Jul 3 12:16:45 2015
Response to:20601

JEFF:

NO POINT IN "TRYING TO GUESS" WHAT GEARS YOU MIGHT NEED.
ULTIMATELY, THE TRANS HAS TO BE FIXED OR THE BIKE IS A LAWN ORNAMENT. THE BIKE IS 60 YRS OLD AND LAST STARTED/RUN ??
40 YRS AGO. THAT SAID, THE ENGINE SHOULD BE TOTALLY DISMANTLED, CLEANED, FLYWHEEL ASSEMBLY CHECKED/REBUILT
ALL NEW SEALS/GASKETS/BEARINGS AND MOST LIKELY CYLINDER
REBORE/ NEW PISTON-RINGS AND PROBABLY CLUTCH DISCS.

ALL PARTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM SEVERAL HHC
MEMBERS AND OTHERS.

RE THE ORIGINAL COLOR. IT LOOKS LIKE FADED "PEPPER RED"
WHICH WAS ONE OF THE STANDARD COLORS FOR THAT YEAR.


GOOD LUCK
DUANE TAYLOR




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Just pulled the 1955 165 out of Dad's basement. Been there for 40 years. He broke the trans while pulling me around the yard on a sled.
3rd gear seems OK, but 1st and 2nd gears seem to be missing some gear teeth and only engage for a partial revolution. Kicking the starter in 1st or 2nd will cause the bike to move forward for a bit, then forward motion stops followed by a gear tooth missing kind of grinding noise.
Trying to figure out what trans parts might be needed to fix this before I split the cases.

Any other info you might gleen from the photo would be interesting. I'm not sure of the original color, I know it is original paint that has faded to a redish tan color.

I have the original seat, but the seat on it looks to be a Harley part??

Also has a high pipe, possibly using the original cigar muffler inverted with a mounting extension bracket.

Can't wait to get this thing running again.