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I was looking at this kit the other day - having a hard time getting over the 2100 cost of admission ...
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Why not convert to chain so you can give yourself a highway ratio?... a hell of alot cheaper than $2,100 bucks...
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Why not convert to chain so you can give yourself a highway ratio?... a hell of alot cheaper than $2,100 bucks...
Agreed - but I'd lose some of the bottom end. Most of my riding is back roads, with very little freeway mileage. Northeast Georgia has lots of hills with winding two lane roads - I like the idea of the sixth gear, many times I want just one more gear, when I'm in fifth - I keep looking for the next gear! - I just don't want it $2100 worth!

Now if it was a $1000 - let's just say it'd be installed already!!
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I saw this in a magazine today... this would be incredibly useful for my commute to work. Right now, I'm riding 22 miles on surface streets for fun, hilly 45 minute ride, but I can also take a 16 mile ride down the freeway, and we all know how quick that would go by. I'm barely comfortable maintaining 65mph due to feeling like I'm going to wind the engine out and send pistons flying, not to mention the vibrations turning 2 cars into 20 in my mirrors! Driving the speed limit back in upstate NY, where I grew up, is one thing... but I live in southern California! I'd probably be ticketed for driving too slowly here if I didn't keep up with traffic!

I wonder if Santa will bring me one for Christmas this year haha!
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I wish they had one for rubbermounts. Mine is a conversion with the lower gears. I could keep the low end grunt and run smoother at speed.
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I saw this in a magazine today... this would be incredibly useful for my commute to work. Right now, I'm riding 22 miles on surface streets for fun, hilly 45 minute ride, but I can also take a 16 mile ride down the freeway, and we all know how quick that would go by. I'm barely comfortable maintaining 65mph due to feeling like I'm going to wind the engine out and send pistons flying, not to mention the vibrations turning 2 cars into 20 in my mirrors! Driving the speed limit back in upstate NY, where I grew up, is one thing... but I live in southern California! I'd probably be ticketed for driving too slowly here if I didn't keep up with traffic!

I wonder if Santa will bring me one for Christmas this year haha!
I'd have thought it'd be cheaper for you to get a 1200 conversion and gearing. And that would give you more poke / better driveability all round.
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Agreed. Doing a conversion and changing the gearing gets you more versatility.
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I saw this in a magazine today... this would be incredibly useful for my commute to work. Right now, I'm riding 22 miles on surface streets for fun, hilly 45 minute ride, but I can also take a 16 mile ride down the freeway, and we all know how quick that would go by. I'm barely comfortable maintaining 65mph due to feeling like I'm going to wind the engine out and send pistons flying, not to mention the vibrations turning 2 cars into 20 in my mirrors! Driving the speed limit back in upstate NY, where I grew up, is one thing... but I live in southern California! I'd probably be ticketed for driving too slowly here if I didn't keep up with traffic!

I wonder if Santa will bring me one for Christmas this year haha!
They have/had them in the Drag Specialties catalog (for easy reference). I don't really understand why solidmounts get vibe spots. I only have AC, slipons, and jetting and don't have any vibe spots until I get close to the rev limiter. 65mph highway with my solidmount 883 is on the low RPM side of the powerband for mine. Anything under 60mph and its too low for 5th gear. If you are trying to goose the throttle in 5th under 60mph it will shake because you're asking for power at basically idle speed or below.
Edit: This is for the solidmount Sportsters.
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They have/had them in the Drag Specialties catalog (for easy reference). I don't really understand why solidmounts get vibe spots. I only have AC, slipons, and jetting and don't have any vibe spots until I get close to the rev limiter. 65mph highway with my solidmount 883 is on the low RPM side of the powerband for mine. Anything under 60mph and its too low for 5th gear. If you are trying to goose the throttle in 5th under 60mph it will shake because you're asking for power at basically idle speed or below.
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For that much money plus the labor cost to get it installed, I would rather just get a new 1200. It's awesome if you can do this sort of job on your own though.

I have a tuned 2008 1200 and on the highway at 80mph, it's amazingly smooth. Especially compared to my last 2005 883. I was always looking for that extra gear when hitting highway speeds. Not anymore though....
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