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Default 6 SPEED IN A SPORTSTER

HAS ANYBODY TRIED A 6 SPEED CHANGE OVER ON SPORTSTER.WHATS A GOOD BRAND AND DID IT MAKE A DIFF.I GOT 02 1200C.HWY SPEED I THINK A 6 SPEED WOULD BE NICE.
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the EVO engine in sportster is a one piece case that includes the tranny. I am not aware of any gear sets that fit a sporty. Your other option is to change drive gears. When you do, you give up acceleration off the line and get lower RPM's at highway speed.
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How hard is it to change drive gears? And what would you need to change to for highway cruising? Spinning at 3000-3200rpm gets old after a while.
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I've seen this question come up before and I don't think anyone makes a 6 speed setup and probably never will for a sporster. Sportys are designed to be a little higher revving and at least for me on the 1200 unless I'm going over 75 constantly for long periosd of timeI would never see the need for a 6th gear and even then it would be a waste. Fact is most of the time if I'm cruising around 50-55 I'm only in fourth gear to begin with otherwise the engine is bogging and needs to downshift.
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Hey sleepneagle - Love that tag line man! Can I quote you or another?
I had a HighSchool English teacher that said " Die young leave a good looking corpse " I don't know if it was her's or anothers quote.

Anyway - Back to need for 6th gear. 70-75 is really all that I have done on a HIGHway cruise. It may be nice for a lower rpm for town cruise!
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I am not the originator of the line. I did clean it up so as not to offend some with sensitive sensibilities.......if you know what I mean. I have another favorite also.......Youth and enthusiasm are offend defeated by age and treachery!
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Baker makes a 6 speed for a sportster.[:@]
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