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N1 Shift System


6-Speed and 5-Speed N1 Shift Systems: 

The N1 Shift Drums have a 0-down all-up shifting pattern and eliminate any possibility of catching neutral on aggressive 1-2 shifts. Neutral is below 1st. The N1 drum is also popular with hand shifting bikes where finding neutral without doubt or error is critical to safety or riding/looking smooth.
Part Number Description Fitment Kit Comes With
N170-5-A 5-Speed N1 Shift Kit 1980-1997 FLT-FLH, Dyna, Softail; 2000 FLT-FLH, Dyna Drum, pillow blocks, top cover gasket, and fasteners
N171-5-A 5-Speed N1 Shift Kit 1998-1999 FLT-FLH, Dyna, Softail Drum, pillow blocks, top cover gasket, fasteners, and neutral switch
N172-5-A 5-Speed N1 Shift Kit 2001-2006 FLT-FLH, 2001-2005 Dyna, 2000-2006 Softail Drum, pillow blocks, top cover/bearing door/side cover gaskets, fasteners, eccentric screw, nut, shifter pawl
N170-OD6-A BAKER OD6 N1 Shift Kit 1980-2006 BAKER OD6 Drum, pillow blocks, top cover gasket, and fasteners
N170-DD6-A BAKER DD6 N1 Shift Kit 1980-2006 BAKER DD6 Drum, pillow blocks, top cover gasket, and fasteners



We also offer standard shift pattern drum replacements. Please click here to check out the Smooth Shift Kit or give us a call at 518-339-3835 for any questions. 



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



Wrinkle Black

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


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BAKER™ transmission assemblies and transmission builder 's kits, 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, whichever occurs first. All other BAKER products 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, except for the following; Warranty does not cover clutch plate wear, throw out bearing failures or mainshaft breakage due to improper clutch nut installation.Electrical components carry a 30-day warranty; cosmetic finishes (chrome plating, hard anodizing, powder coating) are covered for 60 days. Certain promotional products may carry a shorter warranty as specified at the time of purchase. 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 purchase invoice. If after evaluation by BAKER a defect in materials and/or workmanship is found, BAKER will, at their option, repair or replace the defective part of the assembly.


Returns are permitted within 90 days of the delivery date. 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.


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.

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Scot J.
United States United States
  • What model motorcycle do you ride? Evo chopper

N1 perfect for hand shift

I've been running the 5 speed N1 shift drum in my Foot clutch/ hand shift chopper for 5 years. It makes riding a foot clutch bike very easy and I'm going to put the same setup on the bike I'm currently building.

john c.
United States United States

WAY better than OEM

Ordering/ shipping excellent! Packaged expertly. Bought one previously, HAD to put one on this bike, anticipating purchasing a 3rd in near future..shifting is so much more positive and, 'neutral' is now where it SHOULD be! BEST add-on for ANY H-D!

Darren L.
Canada Canada
  • What model motorcycle do you ride? Evo ridgid with a 4 speed nratchet top.

N1 shift drum

This is the 4th N1 shift drum that I have purchased from Baker and they are excellent, especially if you are running a handshift bike. Like I tell all of my customers you get what you pay for,

United States United States
  • What model motorcycle do you ride? ‘04 Superglide

N1 replacement.

The N1 shifter was very well made and performed as expected. Installation was by the book and required some special tools, but I was able to complete all of the work in my shop. It performs as advertised.

Joseph M.
United States United States
  • What model motorcycle do you ride? 1957 Panhead

Help keeping me alive!

Works great. Really helps find neutral quickly with my suicide clutch setup.

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