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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Front Drive Pulley

Its probably been discussed, but.

I am thinking about increasing the front drive pulley by one tooth to improve cruise.

I have the 5 speed trans on an 88 engine.

Has anybody done this?
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Its probably been discussed, but.

I am thinking about increasing the front drive pulley by one tooth to improve cruise.

I have the 5 speed trans on an 88 engine.

Has anybody done this?

I am considering going the opposite way to keep the RPMS up where I make my power but I am running a 6 speed also.

I would be worried about pulling too much gear and having the bike feel like a dog.

2011 RG Custom, Screaming Eagle Stage IV (260 Cam), Barnett Scorpion clutch, Hayden M6, Baker DD7, V&H Throttlepak, V&H Power Duals w/Hi-Output Slipons
115.4 ft-lb & 122.7hp : 1/4 Mile 12.542 @ 105.99 w/stock clutch and transmission
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With the 5 speed the first two gears a pretty short anyway.

I not really into racing anybody from a red light.

And I didn't want to buy $ 1500 in gears from Baker. So I am considering the poor man's choice.

My goal is to make 5th gear similar to the 6-speed 6th gear.

I am turning 3500 rpm at 80 mph with the 5 speed.

I am guessing the 6th gear at 80 would be around 2900 to 3000
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I am guessing the 6th gear at 80 would be around 2900 to 3000
You are correct sir

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