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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #90 on: May 12, 2006, 06:19:56 AM »

SanJose, don't blame yourself for the dealers poor workmanship. Get after them and good luck.
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #91 on: May 12, 2006, 04:03:26 PM »

Sanjoseduke- What an painful story.
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #92 on: May 12, 2006, 07:02:12 PM »

Damn Duke, sorry to hear that about the new 6-speed! I'll be changing my lubes  shortly and will definitely pay some attention to the tranny, since it has about 600 miles on the 6-speed and the install sheet says to change after initial 500 or so. Sounds like they either did not flush it out completly after the grinding or there was a gear or bearing failure in the new gear set.  >:(   Keep us posted on the verdict and what they do as far as finding you a set sooner than 2 weeks!
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #93 on: May 14, 2006, 11:23:40 AM »

I had the SE 6 installed on my scoot about 9 weeks ago. I have now accumulated over 3,000 miles on it, and it (appears) to be flawless. My dealer NEVER told me about getting the fluid changed @ 500 miles. It was my friend CVO Joe who informed me (thank God for him, this site and all who reside here) so I didn't just go on assuming all was fine. If any pieces, parts, or metal chips were found, no one at the dealer told me about that. I suspect that they wouldn't do it anyway, but one never knows if one can really find an honest H-D dealer. I absolutely love it. I did this to lower the RPM's, like everyone else did, for those highway speeds (I ride a lot of long distance miles) and the fact that this smaller drop in RPM (500+/-) was worth this additional cost for my m/c. I agree that it isn't much help in riding those twistys that abound where I live. It does help, on a daily basis, when I choose to take the speed up, and over 60 mph. I am constantly "forgetting" that I have a 6th gear. Took some getting used to. Nice effect is when you are next to another HD and you are accelerating together, and you hear each other shift at almost the exact time/RPM. Well the fun begins when he hears you kick in the 6th. Looks will describe his amazement as the noise level drops, and the bike edges foreword... WTF? I still believe that this was the right decision. I can see how easily a dealer could "forget" to modify the case, thus leaving the extra metal to do its' damage. I suppose that I wouldn't care about which tranny I used (no HD loyality here), but that lower 6th was what got me.
Just my 1-1/2 cents worth.
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2006, 12:09:04 AM »

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Damn Duke, sorry to hear that about the new 6-speed! I'll be changing my lubes
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2006, 01:23:43 AM »

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Seeing I started this post I thought I'd bring you up to date on my decision and how it went.

I posted part of this in another post sorry for the replication.

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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #96 on: May 18, 2006, 01:46:25 AM »

Congratulations Duke!  I am glad you were able to get the bike sooner.  Look forward to a little race in Cripple Creek [smiley=nervous.gif].

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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #97 on: May 18, 2006, 10:12:03 AM »

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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #98 on: May 18, 2006, 10:17:29 AM »

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Wow I feel like a kid again. I've already blown away all my local non-CVO riders with their 88 bikes with 95 & 103 kits installed. No contest. We should be very close to neck & neck. I
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2006, 12:46:54 AM »

Duke

Follow up to my story about the lonely FatCats in my garage. ...I check again to see if my map is ready...So Pat from Zippers tells me they are close but not yet. [smiley=nixweiss.gif]

He says they DO have a TM map for the D&D with gear drive 575 redshift cams and the 50mm throttle body w. SE 'like' AC. ("pulls like a freight train he says...") So I did it.  Ordered the whole thing...

Should be in next week. [smiley=banana.gif] [smiley=jalapeno.gif] Not in time for Cripple Creek...But we will be there...Need to check rooms etc...
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2006, 05:40:38 PM »

Well on a little different note. My buddy who I posted earlier about all his problems with his AIH has now gone through 2 baker 6 speeds in less than a year. He doesn't beat the snot out of his bike either. maybe he just has real chitty luck,I dunno. just chirping in my .02.  Q
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Re: Six speed, HD or Baker?
« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2006, 02:11:06 PM »

I have the Baker DD6 in my 06 FLHTCUSE. The engine is making 105HP and 112TQ and pulls just fine in 6th at 50 mph and above. I have never had to downshift.
I chose the DD6 because the ratios are the same in the HD6 as they are in the DD6 1-5. 6th is the overdirve. In 6th gear in a DD6 it is direct drive and there is no gear noise or parasitic loss due to going thru 4 gears to make the overdrive in the HD6. I even use it driving thru town cruising at 40mph. Much less engine and exhaust noise.
I "raced" a friend of mine on his, stock except pipes, 88" Softail Deluxe. He was in 5th I was in 6th at 35 mph. We both hammered the throttle and I pulled him very slightly at 1st and then started walking away from him. My bike outweighs his by about 200 lbs.
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