I bought this starter to replace my original one. The install was easy. The fit was perfect. Took about an hour to complete the job. This starter is plenty powerful to spin the motor over with ease. They recomend a 300 plus cca battery and 4 gage cables. I have the 300 plus cca battery but have not changed the cables yet and no problems at all! Well worth the money!
I replaced the transmission in my 1984 FXST. While I had it all apart, I decided to replace the OEM Hitachi starter motor. The Hitachi never failed me but, it had me worried on occasion! The All-Balls appealed to me because: a) almost TWICE the horsepower as the OEM motor; b) I could eliminate the rear support bracket - which wouldn't work with the new transmission.
WOW! That All-Balls surprised me, the first time I mashed the start button! It turns that EVO over with authority!