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Third gear gone,2018 RKS

 
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:33 PM
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**** happens, It’s in warranty. Get it fixed.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DRBUICK View Post
I also broke 3rd gear yes itís a hardness problem. I put a baker in mine forget the factory one.
Did yours go before or after you modified it.
Did you sell those 120 jugs ?
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:45 PM
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Did yours go before or after you modified it.
Did you sell those 120 jugs ?
my bike was messed with from day one. And they have Prochargerís on bikes with stock trans. So itís not the design itís a bad heat treating process. Dealers around here have had bikes come in. I ride with a power train engineer and he said same thing. They build the Power trains 17 minutes from my house.

And no still Iíll have them
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TriGeezer
**** happens, It’s in warranty. Get it fixed.
Looking at the thread with OP's modifications, I doubt they will warranty it. In addition to aftermarket cam and numerous other parts, he committed the unforgivable sin of using an aftermarket tuner. When they void a warranty for an aftermarket tuner, it isn't just the engine.

Hopefully things will turn out well for him, but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't.

If they don't cover it under warranty, he should probably look at a Baker product instead of repairing the OEM with OEM parts that may fail again.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:50 PM
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Harley transmissions have not generally been considered a weak link over the long run..but ya' can't bang on em' like dirt bikes either
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mjwebb
Harley transmissions have not generally been considered a weak link over the long run..but ya' can't bang on em' like dirt bikes either
Wasn't there something with the early six speeds? I might be wrong.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:41 PM
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Wasn't there something with the early six speeds? I might be wrong.
Yeps....
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:19 AM
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Wasn't there something with the early six speeds? I might be wrong.
yeah, which is why I tried to be careful to not imply 100% bulletproof "have not generally been considered a weak link over the long run"

but trans failures just aren't all that common enough to be considered a weakness of Harleys when you consider how many miles over decades they have accumulated without problems
 
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Years back, the boss came to me since everyone knew I worked on car. His son had called and said his car would not move.

We left work and took the work truck to tow the car if necessary. As we pulled up I noticed a trail of oil down the road. Got out and walked back grabbing up parts at a big puddle. At the end of them coming out of a dirt driveway, you could see where he had spun tires till it hit the asphalt and then left one long black tire track for about 20 feet to the big puddle of oil.

Interesting since he had just told his dad he was just driving easy down the road and car quit.
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mjwebb View Post
yeah, which is why I tried to be careful to not imply 100% bulletproof "have not generally been considered a weak link over the long run"

but trans failures just aren't all that common enough to be considered a weakness of Harleys when you consider how many miles over decades they have accumulated without problems
Im trying to ponder, was there a problem with the early six speeds or was it the howling u would hear in the trans in certain gears???
 

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