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F6R: Factory 6-Speed Reverse

Designed, manufactured, tested, proven and beloved - the industry's leading reverse drive for Harley-Davidson is the easiest to use and most worry-free system. Our non-invasive reverse gear system was designed to be out of the driveline picture when going forward. We did not want superfluous reverse gear mechanisms at play spinning, jarring and/or adding additional rotational weight where 99.9% of your riding direction is spent. We did not want to compromise safety, performance, and horsepower for the tiny moments when going backward is needed.

Your metrosexual neighbor with the Honda cruiser creeps back into his garage by energizing a 2 HP electric motor. You back out of your garage by putting your bike in reverse and creeping out with the power of your proud American V-twin. Electric motors are for toys. Kit includes the door, side cover, countershaft, reverse gears and shift system, and related hardware. The F6R kit adds a reverse gear to any existing 2006-later factory big twin 6 speed. The system is unlike any other on the market – it works off the stock shift lever. With a simple safety switch lever and a kick of the shift lever you’re in reverse. It’s that simple. No reaching near hot pipes to put your bike in reverse by hand. With the BAKER reverse system, you’ll be able to safely shift from 1st to reverse and back with no risk of engaging both gears at once. You’ll also find it’s much easier to find neutral than on a stock bike. Our reverse gears are fully heat treated, with diamond ground tooth profiles and cut from gear grade 8620 steel. Our gear ratios were chosen to make it easy for you to maneuver your bike in reverse. The overall 4.98:1 gear ratio in reverse is essentially a creeper gear, which is 45% shorter than the stock 3.34:1 first gear.

  • Adds a reverse gear to the stock Cruise Drive 6-speed Transmission
  • A full complement of parts and detailed instructions included for an easy installation
  • The reverse is designed as a creeper gear for the safest operation possible
  • Reverse selection controlled by foot shift lever. Shift into reverse like any other gear. (R-1-N-2-3-4-5-6 Shift Pattern) 
Redundant spring system on the safety lever assembly make it is the safest reverse system on the market today
  • Included shift drum improves shift quality and the ability to find neutral, every time
  • True ‘plug & play’ wiring harness. No using the starter motor for reverse maneuvers either
  • Backed by a 2-year limited warranty


  • Strong, true reverse transmission
  • No case modifications required for reverse gearset installation
  • No reaching near hot pipes or auxiliary levers to work
  • No ‘accidentally’ shifting into reverse due to the safety lever mechanism that locks out reverse when the  is not energized 
  • 2008 and later Touring**
  • 2007 and later Softail*
  • 2006 and later Dyna*

*Modifications required. Contact us at 517-339-3835.*

***Does not fit 2023 and later CVO models.



  • 2007-08 Touring Model Exhaust Installation Notes:  An exhaust that follows the path of stock exhaust or true duals where the rear pipe travels directly to the left side of the motorcycle over the top of the transmission will work. Two-into-one style pipes where the rear head pipe goes down the front of the stock transmission side cover require the use of the rear facing side cover.
  • 2009-Later Touring Model Exhaust Installation Notes: The stock exhaust two-into-one-into-two design requires the use of the rear facing side covers.

2013 Big Twin Hydraulic Clutch Kit:

  • Customers installing a BAKER F6R on Screamin Eagle bikes with factory installed hydraulic side covers will need to purchase the 2013 hydraulic clutch kit. This kit includes one center push rod (PN 37090-98A), one screw adjuster (PN 37092-06), one release plate (PN 37903-90), one internal retaining ring (PN 37909-90), and one jam nut (PN 7848W). These parts retro-fit the clutch rod and adjustment to a mechanical ball and ramp. The side cover is set-up to work with the BAKER 1.5” piston and push rod in the F6R side cover. For further questions, please contact us through the website chat, email us at, or call us Monday-Friday 8AM-7PM EST/EDT at 517-339-3835.

      • 4.98:1 ratio reverse gear in the F6R gearset, which is 45% shorter than the stock 1st gear ( 3.34:1). Making it essentially a creeper gear
      • Reverse gears and dogs made of 8620 gear steel, fully case hardened to 58-62 Rockwell C. Ground tooth profiles with diamond coating tooling
      • Billet (6061-T6) Aluminum bearing door and side covers. Available in polished and gloss black finish.
      • Preheat treated 4140 billet steel shift fork (28-32 Rockwell C) rides on a case hardened, ground finish fork rod
      • Hydraulic side cover (1.5″ Piston) works with stock and aftermarket 11/16″ bore hydraulic clutch lever assemblies
      • All included bolts are polished stainless steel
      • Included shift drum is machined from 12L14 billet steel, then case hardened to 48-52 Rockwell C (R-1-N-2-3-4-5-6 Shift Pattern)
      • Adds a reverse gear to the stock Cruise Drive 6 Speed Transmission
      • Typical install time is 6-9 hours depending on the model of motorcycle, exhaust, and installed accessories



      F6R, Safety ‘Off’, Reverse Locked Out

      F6R Safety Lever, At Rest


      F6R In Reverse Gear

      F6R In Reverse, Moving Parts

      Reverse Kits

      New PN Old PN Description Fitment
      F6R-MR02 F6RV-MCR F6R Kit, Cable Style, Rear Facing, Polished 2009-Later Touring*
      F6R-HR02 F6RV-HCR F6R Kit, Hydraulic, Rear Facing, Polished 2009-Later Touring*

      F6R Kits Notes:

      Rear Facing Version F6R Kits Contain The Same Parts Except For The Shift Drum, Safety Lever And Side Cover. There Is A Rear Facing Version Of Each Part.

      *2007-08 Touring Model Exhaust Installation Notes: Exhaust that follows the path of stock exhaust or true duals where the rear pipe travels directly to the left side of the motorcycle over the top of the transmission will work. 2 INTO 1 STYLE PIPES WHERE THE REAR HEAD PIPE GOES DOWN THE FRONT SIDE OF THE STOCK TRANSMISSION SIDE COVER REQUIRE THE USE OF THE REAR-FACING SIDE COVER. 

      *2009-Later Touring Model Exhaust Installation Notes: The Stock exhaust 2 into 1 into 2 design requires the use of the Rear Facing Side Covers. 

      Here is a list of known to fit aftermarket exhaust pipes that clear the F6R system with images below:

      • Rinehart True Duals, 2009-12 Touring Models: Click Here
      • Bassani True Duals, 2009-12 Touring Models: Click Here


      Rinehart True Duals, 2009-12 Models


      Bassani True Duals, 2009-12 Models


      *Does not fit on 2015 handlebars.


      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 side cover. 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 accidentally becoming dislodged during installation and/or clutch adjustment.

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      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 F6R Fluid Capacity Dry: 30-32fl-oz
      • BAKER F6R Fluid Capacity Wet: 26-28fl-oz

      Learn more about Spectro Performance Oils here:

      Installation Instructions

      • BAKER F6R Installation Instructions with Exploded Views New Safety Lever: Click Here
      • BAKER F6R Installation Article By Rogue On Bikernet: Click Here 


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      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 manufacturers 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.

      F6R: Factory 6-Speed Reverse
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      Steven S.
      United States
      • What model motorcycle do you ride? HD Ultra Limited 2022

      No Regrets F6R

      F6R ordered from Baker website. Came fast, packaged very well protected. All parts there, nothing missing. Had Goldenspike HD, Riverdale, Utah install it. Would recommend them for installs. F6R works as advertised, no more searching for downhill exits to park. Like the how the safety lever stays out until shifted out of reverse. Good visual and audible when it snaps back. Highly recommend Baker's unit, F6R.

      BRUCE L.
      United States United States
      • What model motorcycle do you ride? 2014 Harley FLHTCU

      This is GREAT

      Had to put this on due to medical reasons. However I wish I had installed it before. This is a great option that should be on all of these heaver bikes.

      Jakes N.
      Australia Australia
      • What model motorcycle do you ride? 2021 CVO Ultra Limited

      Great Investment

      Money well spent. A must have on a heavy bike to make maneuverability hassle free.

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      • What model motorcycle do you ride? Roadglide ( 2015 )

      Not installed yet

      Well its still not installed yet, You said it will work with my rekluse auto clutch, via email and phone, but after it, your tech is not sure? I talked to him on phone he said he would call me back that day, never heard back from him , its bern 3 days now?

      Reto B.
      Switzerland Switzerland
      • What model motorcycle do you ride? CVO 117 2020

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