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Overdrive 6-Speed (Right Side Drive) Complete RSD Transmission

We introduced RSD (Right Side Drive) in 2001 when the 240 tires came out as a solution to balance big tire customs, and it accomplished just that. More than ever with the popular 300+ tires and the radical 360’s in circulation, RSD translates to zero offset and a perfectly balanced radical custom.  The convention of offsetting the transmission to the left to get the secondary drive around the tire puts the entire motorcycle out of balance and adversely effects handling.  We are able to offer a Right Side Drive transmission in all of the available big twin platforms, Softail, Softail based customs, Dyna’s, FXR’s and FL Touring models. This versatility of case offerings maintains all of the clutch and primary options that are available for the standard LSD (Left Side Drive) configuration. 530 Chain or Belt secondary drive, no problem. Mechanical or Hydraulic Clutch lever assemblies, we got that covered too. Multiple gear ratios offered for your drivetrain tuning needs too.

  • Multiple gear ratio combinations available (both 5 and 6 speed versions)
  • Full complement of straight cut gears for the ultimate in strength, with the tooth forms ground with diamond coated tooling
  • Available versions Softail, Softail based customs, Dyna’s, FXR’s and FL Touring models
  • Works with all primary and clutch configurations on the market
  • Comes standard with zero offset pulleys and 530 chain sprockets, with many offset pulleys available at a nominal up-charge
  • Pulley covers sold separately
  • Keeps the motorcycle fully balanced by not needing any drivetrain offsets, strictly a bolt in design on all versions
  • Backed by a 5yr limited warranty
  • 1990-97 Softail
  • 1990-92 FL
  • 1990-94 FXR
  • 1990-97 Softail
  • 1990-94 FXR
  • 1990-92 FLT-FLH
  • 1991-97 Dyna
  • 1991-97 Dyna
  • 1993-98 FLT-FLH
  • 1993-98 FLT-FLH
Speedo Recalibration Unit: Required for electric speed sensor applications.

    Benefits

    • Balance out a wide-tire motorcycle
    • Enjoy lower RPMs at highway speeds
    • Handle a higher torque capacity
    • Shift smoother, crisper and with more certainty

      Bearing Door

      We offer 3 types of bearing doors, as shown below. The differences in doors are the profiles and the removable ear on the Dyna version to allow access to the stock swingarm pivot shaft. The FL version is longer to accommodate the stock engine oil spout and dipstick feature. We use a 1 piece billet dipstick for packaging reasons. With the last option, and most popular, being the Softail door. All of the function and precise geometry you expect, no extra beef to clutter your bike. All of our RSD doors are machined from 6061-T6 billet stock to exact standards, then polished or chromed depending on the model.

       RSD Dyna Door

      RSD Softail Door

      RSD FLT/FLH Door

       

      Redundant Neutral System

      Shift System

      Our 6 Speed shift system with roller detent guarantees smooth shifts every time and our redundant neutral ensures that finding neutral is a easy chore. We mount a plunger detent on the left side pillow block and cut a plunger track into the shift drum itself. The plunger follows this track during operation (shifting) and when shifting into neutral pops into a pocket. This system lets you feel that you’re shifting into neutral. No more guessing. Shift drum features more aggressive timing on the fork groove profiles and is case hardened to 58 Rockwell for wear resistance and crisp shifts. We built our reputation on smooth shifting 6-speed transmissions; our drum designs benefit from the engineering lessons learned.

      Gearset

      All RSD5 (Right Side Drive 5 Speed) and OD6R  (Overdrive 6 Speed, Right Side Drive) gearsets are made out of 8620 steel, with the gears being shaper cut before heat treat then precision ground with diamond coated tooling after heat treat (58-62 Rockwell ‘C’). This extra steps ensures not only a quieter gear pair, but enables much tighter backlash control. The gearset is all spur gears to handle all the power being thrown at them. The dog teeth are backcut at a 4° angle to optimize the engagement of each shift when the power is applied.

      The mainshaft is unique with 1st main gear being incorporated as part of the shaft, the countershaft also features a unique 1-piece design with 5th gear.

       

      OD6R Gearset Layout

      OD6R Shafts


      OD6R Forks

      Shift Forks

      Our investment cast shift forks are made out of 4140 then dipped in a hard chrome plate bath for wear resistance, also designed with oil reliefs to ensure proper lubrication and wear resistance on fork blades and shift dogs. 

      Available No Cost Options RSD5 & OD6R

      • Chain sprockets:
      • .200″ Offset (19T, 20T, 21T, 22T, 23T, 24T Counts)
      • .500″ Offset (21T, 22T, 23T, 24T Counts)
      • .900″ Offset (23T, 24T Counts)
      • Zero Offset Steel Pulleys:
      • 29T, 30T, 31T or 32T Counts

       The RSD5 comes in a standard, optional or R-Ratio configuration


      R-Ratio Ratios
      1st Gear 2.82
      2nd Gear 2.08
      3rd Gear 1.60
      4th Gear 1.23
      5th Gear 1.00

      RSD 5 Part Numbers

      All Part Numbers Listed Are Standard  Gear Ratios

      PN Description Fitment*
      R501 RSD5 Complete Transmission 1990-97 Softail
      R501K RSD5 Builder’s Kit 90-92 FL, 90-94 FXR, 90-97 Softail
      R502 RSD5 Complete Transmission 1990-94 FXR, 90-92 FLT-FLH
      R503 RSD5 Complete Transmission 1991-97 Dyna
      R501KD RSD5 Builder’s Kit 1991-97 Dyna
      R504 RSD5 Complete Transmission 1993-98 FLT-FLH
      R501KF RSD5 Builder’s Kit 1993-98 FLT-FLH

      *Above part numbers require a Right Side Drive chassis

      RSD5  Part Number Notes

      • The RSD5 is available with a 3.24 optional 1st gear ratio for near stock horse power applications. Change the middle numeral ‘0’ to a ‘1’. Example: R511
      • The RSD5 is available with an optional R-Ratio gear ratio for high horse power applications. Change the middle numeral ‘0’ to a ’21’. Example: R5211
      • RSD5 Builder’s kit come standard with a chrome plated, billet bearing door
      • Complete build RSD5 Transmissions are available with multiple case finishes. Raw Cast (Add: R Suffix), Wrinkle Black (Add: B Suffix), Polished (Add: P Suffix), Polished Billet EVO Softail (Add: PB Suffix), Chrome Billet EVO Softail (Add: CB Suffix) Examples: R501P or R5211CB.
      • Speedo recalibration unit is required for electric speed sensor applications; PN 95E-56A.

      The OD6R comes in a standard or R-Ratio configuration

      Standard Ratios
      1st Gear 2.94
      2nd Gear 2.21
      3rd Gear 1.60
      4th Gear 1.23
      5th Gear 1.00
      6th Gear 0.86
      R-Ratio Ratios
      1st Gear 2.82
      2nd Gear 2.08
      3rd Gear 1.60
      4th Gear 1.23
      5th Gear 1.00
      6th Gear 0.86

      OD6R Part Numbers

      All Part Numbers Listed Are Standard Gear Ratios

      PN Description Fitment*
      R701 OD6R Complete Transmission 1990-1999 Softail
      R702 OD6R Complete Transmission 1990-1994 FXR, 90-92 FLT-FLH
      R703 OD6R Complete Transmission 1991-97 Dyna
      R704 OD6R Complete Transmission 1993-97 FLT-FLH
      R803 OD6R Complete Transmission 1998 Dyna
      R804 OD6R Complete Transmission 1998 FLT-FLH
      R901 OD6R Complete Transmission 2000-06 Softail
      R903 OD6R Complete Transmission 1999-00 Dyna
      R904 OD6R Complete Transmission 1999-00 FLT-FLH
      R004 OD6R Complete Transmission 2001 FLT-FLH
      R003 OD6R Complete Transmission 2001-2005 Dyna
      R0042 OD6R Complete Transmission 2002-06 FLT-FLH

      *Above part numbers require a Right Side Drive chassis

      OD6R Part Number Notes

      • The OD6R is available with an optional R-Ratio gear ratio for high horse power applications. Change the middle numeral ‘0’ to a ’21’. Example: R9213
      • The OD6R is available with an optional N-1 Shift Drum (N-1-2-3-4-5-6 Shift Pattern) Add:-N1 Suffix.  Example: R9213-N1
      • OD6R Transmissions are available with multiple case finishes. Raw Cast (Add: R Suffix), Wrinkle Black (Add: B Suffix), Polished (Add: P Suffix), Polished Billet EVO Softail (Add: PB Suffix), Chrome Billet EVO Softail (Add: CB Suffix) Examples: R901P or R7211CB.
      • Speedo recalibration unit is required for electric speed sensor applications; PN 95E-56A.

      Complete Build Case Finish Options

       

      Raw Finish

       

      Wrinkle Black Finish

       

      Show Polished Finish

       

      Chrome Finish (Billet EVO Softail Cases Only)

      FERRULE STYLE CLUTCH CABLE TECH TIP:

      This tip applies to F5R, F6R, F5K, F6K, RSD and Big Dog style clutch cable installations that utilize a split ferrule for cable retention. It is recommended that the inner cable, ferrule and ball ramps are coated liberally with wheel bearing grease upon final installation. This step has been omitted for photo clarity.

      After attaching the clutch cable to the clutch lever, be sure that the cable adjuster is fully collapsed. Screw the cable into the sidecover. Slide the ball ramp over the exposed inner cable, then the split ferrule over the inner cable end. Rotate the ball ramp fully rearward removing all of the slack from the inner cable and engaging the ferrule into the ball ramp. Install a miniature nylon cable tie on the inner wire directly in FRONT of the ball ramp as far back as possible. Snip the excess tie as short as possible. This will prevent the ferrule from accidently becoming dislodged during installation and/or clutch adjustment.


       

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      Step 5

      Final Look

       Click on any of the images below to learn more

       


      Forged Pulley Cover, Cable Type

       


      Forged Pulley Cover, Hydraulic


      Low Profile Pulley Cover

       


      Billet Pulley Cover, Cable Type

       


      Billet Pulley Cover, Hydraulic


      Batwing Pulley Cover, Cable Type

       


      Function Formed OD6R Door & Actuator


      .875 Offset Pulley Cover

       Recommended Fluid / Level

      Picking the right transmission fluid ensures the life and durability of your transmission, that’s why BAKER recommends a fully synthetic GL-5 rated gear weight oil of 75W-140. If a GL-5 rated gear lube is not available, these commonly carried viscosities (weights) will work 75W-90, 75W-140 and 85W-140. BAKER does not recommend the use of Syn3 (20W-50). For Bert’s article on ‘Oil & Spiders’Click Here

      • BAKER RSD5 & OD6R Fluid Capacity Dry: 22-24fl-oz
      • BAKER RSD5 & OD6R Fluid Capacity Wet: 18-22fl-oz

      Installation Instructions

      RSD5 Builders Kit installation instructions with exploded views: Click Here

      OD6R Exploded View Diagram addendum:
      OD6R Addendum with exploded views: Click Here

       

      Standard Gear Case Finish Examples (Not applicable to all products)

      Chrome

      Polished

      Raw

      Wrinkle Black

      These example finishes are intended to show the exterior treatments of cases, top covers and doors.

      TERM AND CONDITIONS                                                                                         

      • BAKER Drivetrain reserves the right to change prices, terms or policies at any time without notice.
      • Orders can be pre-paid using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal.
      • All orders not pre-paid will be sent C.O.D. certified check or money order only unless pre-approved for company check acceptance.
      • Any orders from outside the USA must be pre-paid in US funds via wire transfer; a $30 transfer fee will apply.
      • Prices shown are F.O.B. Haslett, MI.

      LIMITED WARRANTY POLICY

      BAKER™ transmission assemblies, transmission kits, primaries, and oil pans are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase or up to 50,000 miles. BAKER™ clutches, kicker cover kits, belt drives, F6F kit, reverse systems, covers and accessories are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase or up to 24,000 miles - whichever occurs first. If the product is found by BAKER™ to be defective, such products will, at the option of BAKER™, be replaced or repaired at cost to BAKER™. 

      In the event warranty service is required, the original purchaser must call or write BAKER™ immediately with a description of the problem. If it is deemed necessary for BAKER™ to make an evaluation to determine whether the transmission assembly or transmission kit or accessory is defective, the entire transmission assembly, whether originally purchased as an assembly or kit, must be properly packaged and returned prepaid to BAKER™ with a copy of the original invoice of purchase. If after an evaluation has been made by BAKER™ and a defect in materials and/or workmanship is found, BAKER™  will, at BAKER™  option, repair or replace the defective part of the assembly. 

      WARRANTIES FOR "INSIDER SPECIAL" PRODUCTS

      Due to the uniqueness, low price and assembly outside of typical production process of products indicated as Insider Special products, purchasing these Insider Special products include a warranty so to guarantee the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase or up to 12,000 miles. We have provided extended options for you to purchase below. 

      RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

      Any merchandise returned for any reason (exchange, credit or modification) must be accompanied by a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number or it will be refused. Call BAKER™ to obtain this number prior to returning goods for any reason. There is a 15% re-stocking fee for all returned items. BAKER™ is not liable for any shipping charges. 

      ADDITIONAL WARRANTY PROVISIONS

      NOTE: Limited warranty does not cover labor or other costs or expenses incidental to the repair and or replacement of BAKER™ products.

      This warranty does not apply if one or more of the following situations is judged by BAKER™ to be relevant: BAKER™ OEM transmissions; (these are subject to the OEM manufactures warranty only), Improper installation, accident, modification (including but not limited to use of unauthorized parts, transmission oils or lubricants), racing, high performance application, mishandling, misapplication, neglect (including but not limited to improper maintenance), or improper repair. 

      BAKER™ shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with a BAKER™ transmission assembly, transmission kit, component or part. Consequential damages shall include without limitation, loss of use, income or profit, or losses sustained as the result of injury (including death) to any person or loss of or damage to property.

      BAKER™ transmissions, transmission kits and accessories are designed exclusively for use in American V-Twin motorcycles. BAKER™ shall have no warranty or liability obligation if BAKER™ parts are used in any other application.

      If it is determined that a BAKER™ product has been disassembled during the warranty period for any reason, this limited warranty will no longer apply unless you were instructed to do so by a BAKER Drivetrain technician for diagnostic purposes.

      The words H-D®, Softail®, FXR®, Dyna®, FLT®, FLH®, Sportster®, and Buell® are registered trademarks and are for reference only.

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