What fits

]I'm thinking of installing a five speed.

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PanPal
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What fits

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Post by PanPal » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:12 pm

I'm thinking of installing a five speed. I want to leave my options open for a starter, but would like the kick start also. I see people selling plates to adapt five speeds in a four speed frame. Is there certain year transmissions to look for that adapt pretty easily?



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Re: What fits

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Post by Guest » Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:37 pm

Get a 5 speed in a 4 speed case!

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Re: What fits

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Post by PanPal » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:11 pm

That's one option as well as a 6 in a 4. Seems I can get a whole used 5 speed for less with starter mounts and have my four speed in one piece as a spare.

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Re: What fits

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Post by waiteitei » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:09 am

why waste your money on a five speed

Don't Do It

1st and top gears are the same ration and you waste time changing thru the extra gear

somebody wedged a 5 speed into my bike and i'd gladdly swap it for a 4 speed

5 speeds also tend to whine a bit after 4 speed box's

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Re: What fits

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Post by Billy » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:04 am

5th gear is 1:1

Swap 5th gear out for an Over-Drive gear of say: (.86:1) or even (.893:1) OD & you got the Best of it all !!!
Any 'close ratio' gear boxes are just too much shifting for a street beast!

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