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3rd gear blues

Discussion in 'Projects' started by bambidee, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. bambidee

    bambidee Active Member

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    Going to look into tranny on my Road King. When driving aggresivly , not boar shifting, just higher rpm I have missed 3rd lately. When I hit the shifter again it goe's to 4th. Tranny is quiet and shifts well on normal use. Cluth adjustment is good, easy to find neutral doe's not chunk going from neutral. Shift arm is tight, Going to pull top cover and take a peak soon. Found S/E 6 speed gearset new for 1,700 online, might be a possible end result. Any input on what to look for on repair or replace is appreciated.
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    marc 55 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Screaming Chicken 6 speed OD part # 33103-03 in my 04 Geezer Glide and have no complaints at all...At 80 mph I'm turning over about 3,000 rpm's... If you don't do much super slab driving I would not go for the 6 speed... I'm only a shade tree mechanic so I can't really help you...
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    Sounds like a bent shift fork. I had my 6th gear fork bend on my 09 SG, 'would pop out of 6th.
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    Lucifer Well-Known Member

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    Don't think it's the gearset...check fork bushings/shafts,drum bearings, trap door bearings and clutch stack height....
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    Since you sometimes ride "aggressively", you could have bent a shifting fork. The lid will need to be retimed.
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    Thanks for the input so far , will try to get top cover off soon and post more info .Also see Baker makes a ratchet pawl and the oem spring was prone to failure.
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    For replace I would get a Baker, possibly a DD7. Baker has great quality and good to deal with. Have Cyber Monday deals on now, I think.
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    2000 do's not offer a DD7, if I can fix what is there so be it. Would like a newer frame and bigger rear tire, love how my King runs and looks but there may come a time when all the aspects of a 04 on up will be on the table.
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    But I also say a OD6 would be SWEET lol
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you are running the stock 88 stick with the 5 speed
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    bambidee Active Member

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    95 inch, freeway flyer cams, 1.72 roller rockers, mild tune up on heads by Big Boyz,10.5 comp, carb kit, V/H true duals with 450 mufflers. Want to head south this coming summer for a long ride.

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