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What fits


Post by PanPal » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:19 pm

Description: I'm thinking of installing a five speed.

Post by PanPal on Mar 27, 2006, 5:12pm

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?

Post by GUEST on Mar 27, 2006, 6:37pm

Get a 5 speed in a 4 speed case!

Post by PanPal on Mar 27, 2006, 7:11pm

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.

Post by waiteitei on Apr 7, 2006, 8:09am

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

Post by billy on Apr 8, 2006, 5:04am

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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