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Old 09-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I too am looking for a good enough excuse to try a Baker DD7 on my 09 FLHX, but after I put AMS Oil in the tranny, my 5th gear whine went away. Dang.

Gonna try to get to 120/110 or so with a 107 build this fall. Hopefully that will allow me to tear up the stock tranny.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Don't beat me up too bad here guys....just making a point for the sake of discussion. Some of you "younger generation" should have been around when we went from the 4-speed to the 5-speed. Now that was a giant step in our minds. What in the world would you do with 7-slots other than shift the thing on a constant basis? As it is now, many 6-speed equipped bikes can't even pull 6th. unless they are headed down-hill and the complaints from the early 6-speed model years were "engine lugging and 6th. is useless". I realize they (and we) have all worked on the gearing and the 6-speed is now pretty much standard issue. I can see a need for 7th. to close the ratio if you want to go into tractor pulling, or cruising at 95. To me...the less junk-in-the-trunk the better.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I have a 73" Superglide with a 4 speed. A very clunky tranny to say the least but the gear spacing is kinda cool to me. It's no speed demon but lots of fun to ride. Would I want a 4 speed in my Deuce? Probably not. But I wouldn't want a 6-speed either (I've ridden several and some for alot of miles) and I damn sure wouldn't want a 7 speed! I'm not knockin' either. It's all preference. It's just that I like the wider gear spacing. I like the way my RPMs pull back on a leisurely shift. I guess it's kind of relaxing.

I went up two teeth on the front belt sprocket and that's all it took to get my cruising RPMs where I like them. A poor man's OD I call it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I like the way my RPMs pull back on a leisurely shift. I guess it's kind of relaxing.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Due to the gloom and doom of this trans thread I got to the point of staring at the cover of the trans from other work being done. Didn't want to know, but had to know kinda thing. Pulled the cover expecting a big pile of sludge on the lip. Clean as a whistle and not one hint of any form of debri. This bike has 32000 kilometers on it and 13 with the 113". I suppose it can and does happen with this bearing failing but apparently not all of them. Been running Ams 75/140 , (not that it matters that much) since breakin and I've never heard the 5th gear whine many speak of. At least I don't have to worry about the trans for a while.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Don't beat me up too bad here guys....just making a point for the sake of discussion. Some of you "younger generation" should have been around when we went from the 4-speed to the 5-speed. Now that was a giant step in our minds. What in the world would you do with 7-slots other than shift the thing on a constant basis? As it is now, many 6-speed equipped bikes can't even pull 6th. unless they are headed down-hill and the complaints from the early 6-speed model years were "engine lugging and 6th. is useless". I realize they (and we) have all worked on the gearing and the 6-speed is now pretty much standard issue. I can see a need for 7th. to close the ratio if you want to go into tractor pulling, or cruising at 95. To me...the less junk-in-the-trunk the better.
How many of us had even earlier trans? They were 3sp and then 3 sp with a reverse for side hack and servicars. Those were a real dream.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:32 AM   #23 (permalink)
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My 07 is making a noise only when moving. I replaced the front wheel bearing and adjusted the belt. Sounds like the primary area, which is my next place. Having a 2nd bike has made me lazy to open it up.

There was an article in some magazine a couple years ago, that the 07s could have bearing problems with the IDS, due to the vibrations. Its possible.

While I agree some page breaks would make it easier to read, its a good post and worth discsussion.

Whatever the noise, it chaps my rump cause I only got 37k on it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:34 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The next question for me is, once I identify this noise, do I trust the bike again or the design? Can I update it with something non Harley? I don't forgive failures very well. It did make it home, and was making a noise, so there was warning to inspect. But I was also on at 9k miles trip.

First I got to find out what the noise is though.
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As it is now, many 6-speed equipped bikes can't even pull 6th. unless they are headed down-hill and the complaints from the early 6-speed model years were "engine lugging and 6th. is useless"
I have the Baker DD-6, it shifts like a bike should, neutral is easy to find, and my bike pulls 6th gear like it used to pull the original 5th gear. Besides the Baker is quiet, much more so than the stock Harley 5 speed.
It is a win win situation for me, improved cruising, improved fuel mileage, less Monkey Azz. Just better all the way around.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Exclamation failure of inner primary/clutch hub bearing

Thanks Big Birdie!
Well written,only one misspell,otherwise I found it very very easy to read,and informative.
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Well written,only one misspell,otherwise I found it very very easy to read,and informative.
One verb as noun, one missing comma, 3 missing spaces.

OP's last post was over 2 years ago.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:53 AM   #28 (permalink)
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just wonder if HD has taken care of this problem?
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just wonder if HD has taken care of this problem?
What problem ?
The bearing is working fine in hd trannys and baker trannys.
People say a lot of things to promote labor.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:07 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Love this thread. Especially how it just picks up where it left off 2 years ago. I am always interested in technical aspects and how we fix the most common problems. Some I think are caused by rough treatment and some by bad assembly. I would like to hear about warranty coverage as sometimes you get push back from dealers about whether it's covered or not...
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