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Old 08-27-2010, 11:41 AM
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Baker puts a bigger comp sprocket drive gear in the primary to achieve the overdrive gearing, I think it's 28 tooth instead of 24 or 25. There's a company out now that's offering a 27 tooth comp sprocket & longer primary chain for around $130. It raises your first gear ratio, but I don't think it's much worse than that of the 07-08 gears. Cheap way to get an overdrive effect if you have the torque for start-up.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:46 AM
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Does that mean I'd be changing gears at different speeds with this setup? I'm not crazy about the stock gear ratios and the speeds/rpms you need to switch gears at. It seems I'm always on the border line in 2nd and 3rd gear on shifting to the next gear.

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It's actually for improved gear ratios throughout the range, but more so in 1st. 7th gear is the same ratio as the factory 6th gear.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:53 PM
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Not bashing those 6 gear tranny's or the companies that make them but it won't be much of an upgrade with either one. You still end up with a 1:1 ratio in top gear (same as a 5 speed) and no increase in fuel mileage. I opted to stay with my 5 speed after a couple of buds went with 6 speeds (DD-6). We all get the same gas mileage and I shift one less gear. I saved about $2K that went into some motor mods. They would do the same if they had it to do over.
I put a SE 6 on my 2005 Fatboy and it did in fact lower the RPM at cruise...
Was it the pulley or the gears? maybe both?

Just wondering if your buddies didn't change the pulleys or something. They should have lowered the RPM at cruise somehow.

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Old 08-27-2010, 01:56 PM
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I'd go SE or Baker before RevTech. RevTech stuff is made in Korea by some 8 year old kid in a sweatshop when he/she isn't putting you new shoes together.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:59 PM
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I put an S&S 6 speed in a 2002 road king and it was the nicest trans I have ever run, smooth shifting no noise and very nice on the hwy! I miss it greatly in comparison to the stock HD 6 speed in my harley now. My brother in law has a SE 6 speed in his 02 rk with the 95" bb kit and it is not as nice as that S&S was.


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Old 08-27-2010, 02:32 PM
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I put a DD7 in my ride two years ago and I love it. It is smooth and quiet, shifts are slick, easy and quiet. I got a lower first gear and have a gear between the stock 5th and 6th, 7th is straight through. The shifter drum lost a pin in the first 1200 miles. Baker sent the new part, paid for the labor without any hessitation. Baker is a good company with a great product.
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I have had a revtech 6 speed in my softail for 5 years and 8,300mi.No issues at all with it.The baker is definitly a better quality unit though.Just my 2cents.
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By the way i am considering putting the dd7 speed in my street glide this winter.
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I put a SE 6 on my 2005 Fatboy and it did in fact lower the RPM at cruise...
Was it the pulley or the gears? maybe both?

Just wondering if your buddies didn't change the pulleys or something. They should have lowered the RPM at cruise somehow.

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It's because the SE 6th gear is an actual overdrive gear. I don't know the exact ratio but it's probably around a .76 to .8 to 1 ratio. The DD6 6th gear is a 1:1 ratio.
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Does that mean I'd be changing gears at different speeds with this setup? I'm not crazy about the stock gear ratios and the speeds/rpms you need to switch gears at. It seems I'm always on the border line in 2nd and 3rd gear on shifting to the next gear.
For the '07-up yes. I'm not sure about the stock vs baker gear ratios on the DD6 or OD6 for the pre-'07 bikes.
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