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Interesting bearing failure artice on 6 speeds

Discussion in 'Dyno Runs' started by Nomad2day, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Brew

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    I too don't use 6th unless I'm cruising on the highway 70 or better. Yes, an outer bearing support would be wise if your running an open primary...:D
     
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    I do not like the Baker six. I have heard all the comments about how great the six speeds are for a bike. I just don't see why. Its the one thing I don't like on my bike. I rarely use sixth gear. Unless, I am cruising 80 or beyond. To me it seems to lug with anything less than 80, and there is much more vibration. I live where the speed limit is 55mph, and do not get on a freeway often. With a bike that makes the horsepower ours do, I would think a 5 speed would work just fine. My bike has 3000mi on it and I have owned it for a couple months. I am looking for other options, but baker doesn't offer other gear ratios from what I have been able to find out.
     
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    Great Article Do you Run Synthic Oil in the Traney ?????? Donny
     
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    Excellent article Neil. Like a few above I only use 6th when I'm above 75-80 mph and always downshift when accelerating.

    I use Spectro 6 Speed Synthetic 75w-140w. Recommended by Baker..
     
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    Whaaat? I stack hay in D 3!! :loony:
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    Anybody with tractor experience should know to drop it down to accelerate! :up:
     
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    my bearings just failed and I removed the trans wondering how to align it when I put it back in??? any help?? thanks
     
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    Same here, need instructions on alignment of transmission and belt. Removed my transmission to replace the bearings and now my belt wants to ride on the outer edge of both pulleys no matter how I adjust the rear wheel.
     
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    I didnt remove the motor so I bolted the inner primary to the motor then to the trans, tighten the motor up then the trans, then go underneath and tighten the trans
     
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    If you have not loosen your motor bolts at all?! After tightening the inner primary to your motor and transmission. Before tightening the 6 transmission mount bolts, you need to look that the gap the transmission may have bewteen the frame and transmission. It may need shimmed? From the sound of it and no matter what you do, belt keeps tracking to the outer edge after having the transmission removed and put back in, would mean when tightening your transmission down, your transmission is not align with your motor or rear wheel. Which also will cause other problems for you. Good luck!
     
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    I think your talking about this kinda failure..!!!!! this happened to me yesterday. The hex strikes again
     
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    Valid points on torque and accelerating in 6th gear but your facts and math are off in other regards.

    5th gear is 1to 1 ratio input of drive shaft to output shaft relative -- NOT related to rpm of engine
    -- Think about it for a second -- How could you sell a 5thspeed tranny rated as 1:1 if your description were true since you are not taking into consideration the pulley ratio from engine to clutch in the primary, also the ratio from the output pulley on tranny to final belt pulley.

    6th gear over drive input shaft if going .89 for every 1 turn of output shaft -- ie overdriving it. ie same speed on road, engine rpm goes DOWN in overdrive and therefore doesn't work as hard! (you have this described backwards.)
     
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    Not carved out of billet, or are our trannys made even cheaper for B.D.M. ?

    Paul.
     
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    What y'all beating' up on Neil for. This thread was started back in June of 2008.
     
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    That was a Baker statement I believe and not Neils words I commented on.

    Paul.
     
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