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With my physical limitations I want to install a reverse kit on my 2015 CVO RGU.

One option is to use the Baker reverse. https://bakerdrivetrain.com/collections/reverse-gear/products/f6r-factory-6-speed-reverse?variant=16099193411

The other option is use this kit from Suspension Technologies. https://suspensiontechnologies.com/products/mechanical-reverse

Both kits have their own goods and bads. I'm leaning towards the kit form Suspension Technologies but would like to hear others thoughts as to which kit they would use.
 

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With my physical limitations I want to install a reverse kit on my 2015 CVO RGU.

One option is to use the Baker reverse. https://bakerdrivetrain.com/collections/reverse-gear/products/f6r-factory-6-speed-reverse?variant=16099193411

The other option is use this kit from Suspension Technologies. https://suspensiontechnologies.com/products/mechanical-reverse

Both kits have their own goods and bads. I'm leaning towards the kit form Suspension Technologies but would like to hear others thoughts as to which kit they would use.
I like the one from Suspension Technologies based on just what I read on the links. Being 65 myself this is definitely I would be interested in eventually.
 

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I tested the Yelvington Reverse which I believe is the Suspension Technologies reverse at Sturgis a couple of years ago. It worked really good. I ask if it could be used if the bike was converted to a trike and was told no. I would want a system that works for 2 or 3 wheels. I have not added a reverse yet I'm still using Flintstone power to back the bike up but my knees are giving out. Just throwing it out there.
 

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I tested the Yelvington Reverse which I believe is the Suspension Technologies reverse at Sturgis a couple of years ago. It worked really good. I ask if it could be used if the bike was converted to a trike and was told no. I would want a system that works for 2 or 3 wheels. I have not added a reverse yet I'm still using Flintstone power to back the bike up but my knees are giving out. Just throwing it out there.
This is a good point. I hope I won't need a trike for many many more years to come but having one that works on a trike is a good point.
And yes the Yelvington reverse is sold thru Suspension Technologies. I like the idea of it more than the Baker or MotorTrike kits but will have to look at each more. I am planning on pulling the trigger on one here in the next week.
 

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I would not choose the Motor Trike since you have to reach down around the pipes may also have fitment issues if you have he HD cooling fan and shields and possibly with some aftermarket exhaust. And may be a pain with a passenger on. But that is just my opinion from looking at some online pics. One person review stated difficult to use with a bad back since you have to hold clutch in and use the lever.
 

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I would not choose the Motor Trike since you have to reach down around the pipes may also have fitment issues if you have he HD cooling fan and shields and possibly with some aftermarket exhaust. And may be a pain with a passenger on. But that is just my opinion from looking at some online pics. One person review stated difficult to use with a bad back since you have to hold clutch in and use the lever.
Yes while I like to employ the K.I.S.S. method on many things I am of the mind set that I like a switch on my dash I can push to activate this. Right now the system from Suspension Technologies is winning out over Baker and MotorTrike.
MotorTrike is about $500 cheaper than either of the other two but in this case I would say you get what you pay for. I have read more than on review on MotorTrike saying there were issues with the fit & finish.
 

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Purchase a Champion reverse gear in July and receive $100 off retail pricing
Wow, $100 bucks off the champion. Not bad but still have to throw it in and out of reverse buy the exhaust.
 

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Anything by Baker is solid in terms of Product and Company........have no experience with this product but do know on the old Baker 7 I had in the '15......when the new owner blew it up (100% his fault) Baker replaced it for free with the new Grudge.......pretty cool if you ask me......and Old Man Baker is a TRIP too......love that guy
 

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Well I pulled the trigger on the MRP from ST this morning and they have already gotten the parts ready for shipment. I ordered the aux switches and harness also so my total was $1914 after their military discount. Can wait for it to get here and to not have to ask my daugher to help me back up anymore.
 

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Well I pulled the trigger on the MRP from ST this morning and they have already gotten the parts ready for shipment. I ordered the aux switches and harness also so my total was $1914 after their military discount. Can wait for it to get here and to not have to ask my daugher to help me back up anymore.


Congrats Rick!
Keep Us posted on how it all works out for You Brother.
Mike U.


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So far ST has been easy to deal with and gave me a veterans discount also. It will be here next Thursday so once I get it installed I'll give a report on how easy it was to install and what I think of it.
 

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For those of you with reverse can you give me any pointers on how to do so? What things do I need to watch out for? Are there any problems when trying to turn and back? When I back out of my garage I have to turn to the right some to clear the edge of my house and I am doing this on gravel. This is one of the big reasons I want reverse. Or I can position my bike where I can back into the garage and then drive out. But I still have to turn a little.
 

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For those of you with reverse can you give me any pointers on how to do so? What things do I need to watch out for? Are there any problems when trying to turn and back? When I back out of my garage I have to turn to the right some to clear the edge of my house and I am doing this on gravel. This is one of the big reasons I want reverse. Or I can position my bike where I can back into the garage and then drive out. But I still have to turn a little.
Go very slow and short distance with two wheels. Try not to turn while backing up go straight. Turning a little on flat ground is not the end of the world but you need to be ready for it. Practice in a parking lot. Use a Y turn to turn around if you can.
 

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The brown truck dropped off the box Wednesday and I can say I am impressed with the unit itself. I am installing it Monday with the help of a Army buddy who is now a HD tech. Going over to his house on Monday to do the work. Will try to take pictures when I can and will report back once it is installed and I get a chance to try it out.




 

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Well I had sat here lookin at this box for 2 days and just couldn't wait any longer. So instead of waiting for Monday to get here and going over to my Army buddies house I started working on it today. I'll still go over to his house on Monday and check out all the work I did and make sure I didn't screw anything up.

So yesterday I installed the aux switch and had started on the wiring. So the first thing I did was finish that off. Adding the aux switch gives you wiring plus one plug.



So then it was time to figure out how to lower the rear tire but not have it fall out. Well guess what? My floor jack worked real good for that.



The stock rear axle almost all the way out. Once I pull it I'll find out for sure if my idea will work or not.



Yes it worked and here is the cush drive which you can see with the stock rear pulley removed.





To install the M.R.P. you have to remove the cush drive and cut the ring that holds them together so that each piece is now separate.





 
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