To The Good People at Baker,
I ride a 2009 Harley Street Glide, and recently I have noticed excessive noise from my primary chaincase. I have read horror stories about the harley auto tensioner making the primary chain too tight and began to suspect this was the problem. Since I live in Michigan I hopped on my bike, made the trip to Baker Drivetrain, about an hour ride, and purchased the Attitude adjuster. On my way home I began to hear screeching at times, but since I was only a couple miles from home I continued on, probably not a good decision on my part. When I arrived home I immediately took the Primary cover off, and the first thing I checked was the primary chain, tight as a banjo string. I installed the Baker attitude adjuster according to the instructions that came in the packaging, reassembled, and was back on the road in about two hours. Would have been less time, but the screeching was the shaft on the comp sprocket that discolored from excessive the heat due to the tight chain. luckily it was not damaged, only discolored, and it cleaned up nicely with steel wool. My advice to anyone thinking about replacing that auto tensioner with the Baker would be to do it now! That auto tensioner can only tighten the chain, it will not loosen the chain, and I was not far from catastrophic damage. My bike shifts better, rolls easier, runs cooler, and is quieter than when it was new. Thanks for the great product. And it’s even made in the U.S.A. imagine that. This was the best $200.00 that I could have spent on my bike.
BOB PYFER from Betterton ,MD.
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Keep up the great work Bert!!!
I have a friend that had a Baker 6 installed in his 84 FLH last summer. I took his bike out for a long ride and couldn’t believe how smooth and precise the shifts were. No “Clunk” when you drop it down into first. Just slick little “snicks” as you went from gear to gear.I know the baker parts are more expensive than the offshore units like Ultima & RevTech, but there is no question you get what you pay for. I have 3 Harleys and the bike that this tranny is going into is my long term keeper. I keep this one until I can’t ride any more. So the money spent on the Baker is worth it to me. It sounds like your ’96 is your soulmate also. If you plan on keeping it for another 15 years, then the cost of the Baker spread out over that time isn’t so bad.
Also, speaking to a few friends that are in the aftermarket parts business, it looks like Custom Chrome, and therefor RevTech, may be in some serious trouble. I wouldn’t count on support from them a few years down the road. The Ultima’s have a decent rep, but I don’t know anyone who is running one to get first hand knowledge. My indy mechanic won’t work with their stuff, but I believe he had somne bad experiences with their engines a few years back.Give Mark a call at Baker and see what he can do for you. You don’t need a complete tranny, just a gear set, or builders kit.
Just my 2 cents.The original poster was asking which 6 speed he should use. Here is his response:omtgkk thanks!!!!!! for the input, I will give Mark a call, like you I will keep this bike till I can’t ride anymore then pass it down to my son
I can’t believe the difference. My bike had a stage 1 upgrade when I bought it new. It feels like I did motor work with the new trans. I am an old dirt bike rider and ¼ mile drag racer, I enjoy the launch, don’ really care about the M.P.H. I have 70 k miles on the bike, and have replaced the main drive bearing 4 times. Twice under warranty, and twice out of pocket ! ( NOT CHEAP ) I already had the Riveria Primo pro clutch, so with the lower ratios, it really launches. The bike has always had a vibration in 6th gear at high speeds, NOT NO MORE. It is so smooth it feels like a different bike ! The shifting is so smooth, it’s had to believe Harley can’t do a better job with the trans. I don’t know if it’s the trans, or the Attitude Chain Adjuster, but it feels like it’s freed up at cruising speeds. I had it installed at Peterson’s Harley in N. Miami and the mechanic could not believe the difference, and said it was an easy install.
I had called several times over a 4 month period, and talked to you, and Matt about buying the trans, and every time you both gave me all the time I wanted on the phone. It’s a big upgrade. I wish I had done it 2 main drive bearing ago !!!.Attached is a pic of my white gold pearl Ultra, and my wife’s 2010 Deluxe. The 2010 Soft Tails have a problem finding neutral.
I mailed the crap for cash back on 11/27 so you should get it next week.Thanks for all your help.
Merry Christmas and Happy New YearBill Lane
Respectfully yours,” – Tom
I think I may have sold a gearset for you based on my riding buddy’s opinion after he rode mine. I told him if he buys it I will gladly install for him.Anyway, I will include your E-mail address on the UPS return shipping so you may track the package. Thanks again for all your help!Joe Saunier
Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin
I wanted to let all of your employees that were involved with our visit during the upgrade of my DD7 transmission yesterday know that their efforts were greatly appreciated. It was great to see the cooperation between Scott, Andy and the production employees that enabled the work to be completed in a timely manner. Spending my work life in an American business engaged in manufacturing and owning a small business I really appreciate what it takes to perform as the Baker operation does. We wish to thank Scott in particular for setting up the project and working diligently while we were there to get it completed. I will let Scott know the outcome as soon as we get salt off of the Ohio roads. As mentioned to Scott we here at Adventure H-D have several customers very interested in the DD7 and are anxious to contact them with positive results.
White Knuckle Engines
Big Dog Motorcycles!Cecil Jones
“I had a lifter roller go bad in my 2003 FLHRSEI2 – 103 stroker, the roller failed and dumped needle bearings in my timing case and my oil pump did it’s job and pumped debris throughout the engine. As part of my rebuild project I decided to install a few performance upgrades, roller rockers and a step up in cams. As I had to remove the oil pan to clean debris I decided that the Baker plus One oil pan should also add to my upgrade list.I just had to write you and thank you for such a well engineered piece of equipment!!! I originally was thinking that as long as I had to invest my labor into taking my oil pan down to clean out the debris I might as well upgrade to the Baker Plus One. As I researched it. I found that the cost seemed a bit high.
Living in Florida With heat being what it usually is, I decided to spring for the extra cost and include the Baker Plus One oil pan. I am so very glad that I did -today as I placed the oil pans side by side, I was truly amazed!! It’s easy to see the engineering and quality that went into the manufacturing process and I have to say that this purchase is my most favorite upgrade and truly feel that it was money well spent!!!!
Thank you all at Baker So much!!!!” – Phil
Thank you, thank you” FUCKING THANK YOU!!!” I do not believe I have to be PC here ( I have read Berts Writings). My name is Leland Culp. A month or so ago I thought my riding was over for the summer, broken transmission, AGAIN!! IT was sent to you and rebuilt just over a year ago (only 7000 miles). At that time I was told if I ever had a problem with it again you would take care of it.After talking to the shop who did the labor the year before I was told there was no longer a valid warranty and and it would be all my problem to take care of. Therefore done riding for this summer. I failed to mention I have not worked in more than six months, thanks to ASSHOLE employers who want to SCREW you every chance they get and to this wonderful Fucking economy we live in (but that is all another story). Anyway, I got in touch with Andy Friar . After a somewhat lengthy and gentlemanly conversation concerning the issues with the bike , He agreed to do all he could to resolve my problems.
To make a already to long story as short as possible. My transmission was taken out and sent to BAKER,with constant contact between Andy and my shop. According to my mechanic, (referring to Andy) “THAT GUY KNOWS HIS SHIT”!!! I can only agree. My transmission has been rebuilt, for lack of a better term, beefed up and reinstalled. To this point to my 110% satisfaction.
Got my bike back today, 08-16-03, took it for my first ride in over a month (in a total downpour). That would be our first rain in about 3 months. Rather ride in the rain than not ride at all. If I am ever in you area drinks are on me!!! I can only support companies that stand behind their products and even more stand behind their Word, as you have!!!
Once again,THANK YOU, THANK YOU’ “FUCKING THANK YOU”!!!
Leland E. Culp, Gillespie Ill.