Best 6 speed for the money on a 91 FLHS

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by gottenbacher, May 27, 2009.

  1. gottenbacher

    gottenbacher Member

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    I want a six speed. I also want it polished and chromed. Who makes the best trans for the money? Do I need to spend $1400.00 to get a good trans?

    Thanks Glenn
     
  2. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    I put an Ultima 6 speed on my '97 Heritage and it was great. Excellent customer service as well. Revtech has a poor reputation (IMO) and Baker/Jims are too pricey.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Depends what you want to do. If you are gonna do a bunch of touring, you probably want something stout and dependable that is not gonna leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere. I put the SE 6-spd on my '03 UC, but it was close to $3K with everything and doing it myself. If I had it to do again, I would go for the Baker DD6. However, even the builder's kit will aproach $3K. The complete tranny will obviously be more.

    If you will just be tooling around town with the occassional day trip, a much cheaper version will probably do. I am gonna put a Revtech 6-spd OD on my Dyna. This bike will not wander to far afield, so if it breaks down, I will not be stranded. The RevTechs definitely do not have a good rap, but I am not sure if that is old news or current problems.

    TQ
     
  4. gottenbacher

    gottenbacher Member

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    Who sells the Ultima? I did not see it in J&P. What are the problems with the RevTechs?
    Any current Revtech owners out there?

    Glenn
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    the Rev techs were supposedly redesigned to be stouter and have a warrenty on par with bakers now .. no exp with them though
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  7. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    I bought my Ultima through Jireh. Now, I will tell you that I did have a problem with the main shaft bearing/seal, it started leaking oil after about 1K miles of use. They, Ultima, did next day air me a new bearing & seal but I did have to pull the tranny (not an easy task) the day before my wife and I headed out on a 2k mile trip to Yellowstone. What upset me was that they admitted it was a "known" problem....kinda torques a guy off. Anyhow, I changed the main shaft seal bearing & seal and have not had any problems since. I also learned to use Belray fluid in my tranny for 2 reasons: 1, it's great tranny lube and 2: it's red, you know what's leaking (primary vs. tranny).....trust me, it helps.

    Overall, good tranny.

    PS: You'll have to buy the Dakota Digital speedo recal deal as well.