six speed

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by hrd3kids, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. hrd3kids

    hrd3kids New Member

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    i would like to add a six speed tranny to my 05 flstci heritage any sugestions: brand, direct drive,overdrive,raito etc
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum Baker Drivetrain | The Drivetrain Authority check here first often imitated but Never duplicated:s
     
  3. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Why do you want a 6 speed? I have a rev-tec 6 speed and rarely use it unless I'm on the highway. I've heard great things about the baker but to be honest, I have never had an issue with my rev-tec. Use a quality tran fluid (Spectro, redline or what have you)and you shpuld be good to go. Tons of info about tran fluid on this sight. Search it.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Exactly, The 6 speed is a great hiway tranny, the H D 5 speed was a very good tranny, IMO all the after market 6 speeds are good but Baker is a cut above, aint it funny Baker had the gear set first then H D said HEY we can do that too, but they mis cued on the stock (WEAK) trap door JMO and I have worked on most of these trannies
     
  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    6th gear @ 75 mph or above - just my theory!!! :newsmile105:
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Hey Randy, dont mention Bakers 7 speed Bubbie got upset over that one:p
     
  7. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    the DD7 ???!!! :59:
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Me too 6th gear over 65 MPH on my 2008 EG. Other wise hardly use it...
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yep Randy, Bernie my Bob likes 60-65 with no lugging or pinging:D
     
  10. ahern25

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    Correct me if Im wrong but the baker 6 speed uses a 1:1 ratio in 6th gear. most after market 6 speeds use .89:1 or .86:1 making them an overdrive trans. The 07 and up harley trans are 1:1 6th gear ratio. But for some reason all the 6 speed trans from the catalog for 06 and older only come with the .86:1 option. Not sure why that is.