New Trans gear-set for 1952 Panhead?

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BastardBoy
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New Trans gear-set for 1952 Panhead?

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Post by BastardBoy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:39 am

I'm rebuilding a transmission for a 1952 panhead and am thinking of purchasing a new Andrews gear-set for it. I am soliciting suggests as to what would be the best ratios from list below? And also has anyone used Andrews gear-sets in the past? Do they make a good product? Any other company's I should be looking at?

The following ratios are available
(2.44 1st, 1.35 3rd)
(2.44 1st, 1.23 3rd)
(2.60 1st, 1.35 3rd)
(2.60 1st, 1.23 3rd)

Thanks for your help
BastardBoy



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Re: New Trans gear-set for 1952 Panhead?

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Post by mbskeam » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:43 am

I have the (2.60 1st, 1.35 3rd) and I like it
if you use the 2.44 1st, you will loose a bit of low end take off
this is more for a lighter bike.....

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Re: New Trans gear-set for 1952 Panhead?

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Post by VPH-D » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:06 pm

I have used, several different Andrews gear sets over the years with no problems. The set up I like the best, is the 2:60 first only. The 2:44 is too much gear unless you have a VERY light bike and some inches. The close ratio 3rd has the effect of making the trans a close ratio 3 speed with an over-drive 4th, I like the standard 3rd much better. Try a 23 or 24 on the trans.
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Re: New Trans gear-set for 1952 Panhead?

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Post by BastardBoy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:44 pm

Thanks for the input,

So VPH-D, I think yor are suggesting a (2.60 1st, 1.23 3rd)?

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Re: New Trans gear-set for 1952 Panhead?

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Post by VPH-D » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:21 pm

I can't remember the stock ratio's numbers, but use stock rather than the 1:35.
VPH-D

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