Me too. I would like to hear milage reports and which tranny you like the best or if you have had any problems.Paniolo said:Have you noticed any gain in mpgs on the freeway since adding the 6spd? Does not matter to me if it's a Baker, Jims, or HD, I'm just looking for some numbers on mpgs improvments.
I could probably get 38-41 mpgs at 55-60mph under those conditions now. I'm looking to improve fuel economy in the 80mph plus range. Would a 6 speed help me there, or do I just need to slow down?palmeris said:Well obviously it depends on a lot of things, speed, weight, wind, road surface, etc.
As a recent example we did a 280 mile poker run around the bik lake O about a month ago. Was riding 2 up and cruised at the 55-60 mph range, no wind, flat roads, in top gear as much as I could.
Went 170 miles on 4.1 gallons of 93 octane, so thats about 41.5 MPG. And I have a big bore 103 stroker RK, major modified , which before I added the SE 6 speed I was lucky if I was getting 32 -36 MPG
It was worth it for me
Interested in an answer to this question too...Paniolo said:Have you noticed any gain in mpgs on the freeway since adding the 6spd? Does not matter to me if it's a Baker, Jims, or HD, I'm just looking for some numbers on mpgs improvments.
That is what I am targeting it for. My long cross country tours when I run 80mpg plus for hours at a time going from gas stop to gas stop. I know push a big batwing fully loaded at speed eats up gas.stilholm said:I added the 6 speed to my 2005 Road Glide before picking it up at dealership, so I don't know the highway mpg before it was added. However, I used my Road Glide on a trip from Pittsburgh to Columbus, OH and back this summer and averaged around 48 mpg going between 70 - 75 mph. In my opinion, the 6 speed is really only useful if you normally travel at speeds greater than 65 mph for any extended period. Any slower and you can start to hear the engine struggle. It also makes for a more enjoyable ride due to the lower rpms and reduced engine vibration.