Overdriving Primary Compensator sprocket or swapping out to 6 speed gearset
Looking for hands on experience with this:
I have a 2006 RG currently stock motor aside of V&H 2-1 and hi-flow air cleaner. Love the bike, wish I could lower the RPM at high speeds, 80-85mph with cruise set, its cranking pretty high rpm, seems to me anyway. I'm planning on a 95" build this coming winter with (hopefully gear drive) cams, Ideally would like to see around 100 HP, more importantly, somewhere in the 100-107 or so TQ. I'd do most if not all work myself, aside of dyno tune.
I don't ride that many miles, I'd say 3,500-5,500 per year, but do usually plan a week long trip each August, last year was Sturgis (from MN) over Bighorns to Cody, WY, Beartooth Hwy, back home. About 2400 miles. Incredible ride! This year Eastern Upper Michigan.
I'm wondering how well or (not well) it works to go to the next larger size of compensator sprocket in an attempt to lower high speed cruising rpm.
I'm curious if taking off, 30 mph and 60 mph speeds would suffer dramatically, or if it would be not so big a deal if the motor were built up some. I've realized that it could lead to being either lugging in 5th or revving in 4th at 55-60 mph. I've heard of people changing the front belt sprocket on the trans to larger, seems to me that I'd sooner change it in the primary, it's gotta be less work and $$$.
I see that revtech and ultima 6 speeds can be had for around $600 on ebay/amazon. Would be interested to know how these have held up for people over time, say 20,000 or more miles. Bought bike 3 yrs ago with 12000 miles, currently at 27000. Not looking to trade out of it anytime soon. I wouldn't say that I ride "hard" or abuse the bike, I like to put on miles, see the beautiful countryside and its gotta be reliable.I know that Baker has them for over $2k, I guess to me for $2k the bike can keep on revving, nothing is broke here, just trying to make a good thing better-if it can be remedied for $5-700 I'll consider it once all my research is done.