Will this work?? Anyone have it?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 2002SilverSurfer, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. 2002SilverSurfer

    2002SilverSurfer Active Member

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    Roadmax 6 speed conversion kit

    I do a lot of highway riding and this just might be the ticket.....any one have any insight or advice??
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    IMHO, seems like a lot of money to add a gear, even if you're on the highway a bunch. Your bike should be able to go hours on end in fifth gear with no problem. The sixth gear won't get you much better mileage either as those of us with 6 speeds have discovered that under many conditions, you get better mileage in 5th than 6th.
     
  3. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    I agree Doc,on most of the roads which I ride,I can hardly use 6th gear anyway.Seems I'm always downshifting into 5th.My manual recommends speeds of 65 mph or better for 6th gear.
     
  4. 2002SilverSurfer

    2002SilverSurfer Active Member

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    Good info so far.....looks like I might just be able to keep that $300 in my pocket.....well not really.....:small3d023:
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Are you running an 88 in that bike?
    If so that trans is [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]a .86:1 ratio over-drive 6th gear which is a bit steep for an 88. JMHO
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  6. 2002SilverSurfer

    2002SilverSurfer Active Member

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    I'm going to assume that you mean the Twin Cam 88B engine and if you are, then that would be a yes.

    Next I am going to assume that you thought I would know what you meant by 86:1 ratio over-drive 6th gear so just go ahead and point me to the correct Self-Help article and I will be on my way.... :D
     
  7. glider

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    Yes TC88 and the B is always a softail. The 86:1 ratio would work well if you had a bigger engine but with the 88 you have it would barely get used unless you were traveling the speed of light before shifting into 6th to make it worthwhile.
     
  8. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Case closed then. Time to start finding something else to spend your money on. Keep stimulating the economy and all that!