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December 14, 2016 News Archive

Oil And Spiders

More transmissions than you might believe get returned to BAKER Drivetrain for repair because the end user forgot to put oil in the unit. The complaint is usually excessive noise and difficulty shifting gears. Upon disassembly, we find gear teeth with beautiful hues of blue, gold, and purple. When we notify the customer of our findings, quite often they will swear up and down that they put oil in the transmission. But there are only two ways that gear teeth turn blue, gold, and purple. The first way is to closely examine the gear teeth in bright sunlight about two hours after dropping three hits of acid. The second way is for gears to run without oil. Gear teeth turning blue, gold, and purple bathed in oil is as likely as President Obama having one of those special cone shaped white hoods in his closet...



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December 14, 2016 News Archive

Chris Callen: Just Dig The Ride

Ya know the whole Bagger vs. Chopper wars that go on from time to time are funny to me. I mean, the word Bagger to begin with is something that this decade of motorcycle enthusiast owns completely. As I was growing up, these motorcycles were known as Full Dressers and to this day for many of us still are. Anyway, the funny thing about one group versus the other, as it applies to this article, is that in the end it just doesn’t matter. These invisible boundaries we create to identify each other are just that, invisible and invented...



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August 18, 2016 News Archive

Hall Of Fame!

We did it! The amount of passion, energy and risk that went into the creation of BAKER Drivetrain was officially recognized by the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame. We cannot thank the organizers enough.



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July 14, 2016 News Archive

Power To The Pavement!

BAKER Drivetrain will be helping represent Michigan drag racing culture as the AMRA, the only American motorcycle sanction, returns to the US-131 Motorsports Park this July 23-24!

 



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