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In this picture showing the original spring on left, the one on right the one that came with Baker smooth shift kit. It makes a BIG difference. In my case, finding neutral is still difficult but the more I ride it the better I get at finding neutral.


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I also wanted to show another big change from original and Baker, the detent plate is bolted on and not using a clip. The plate is much more secure with no movement. Be sure to use lock-tite on anything that moves or vibrates. It would suck if it came loose.


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Great info Naplesron....gonna have to get into mine soon and drop the coin because the first gear engaging and disengaging from a start at a traffic light is starting to become scary. Thanks for the time and pictures. I will report back the same when I get to it.
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Trust me, it is worth it. I also agree, scary in traffic. B well
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great thread and so glad and appreciative of the pictures you guys posted - makes a world of difference.

I've been getting the same "surge" in 1st gear occasionally for months now. Today for the first time 1st gear surged twice in quick succession - a very weird sensation and not fun as it happened in heavy traffic where we really depend on our bikes to respond instantly. I guess it's getting worse...

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there's a few things I don't understand yet but I'm just starting my research, mostly just wanted to say THANK YOU to all who posted their experiences and the pix!
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great thread and so glad and appreciative of the pictures you guys posted - makes a world of difference.

I've been getting the same "surge" in 1st gear occasionally for months now. Today for the first time 1st gear surged twice in quick succession - a very weird sensation and not fun as it happened in heavy traffic where we really depend on our bikes to respond instantly. I guess it's getting worse...

'92 XLH 1200 with about 33K.

there's a few things I don't understand yet but I'm just starting my research, mostly just wanted to say THANK YOU to all who posted their experiences and the pix!

Good Luck and keep us posted on what you find.
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thanks Dave I will.

I was hoping to do everything in one day but now I think I better take a look inside first. These tranny gears are not exactly cheap. I haven't shopped around much but my usual supplier (stcharlesharleydavidson.com) has 1st gear countershaft for $182 and $76 for 3rd gear countershaft. IIRC these are the 2 gears most folks replace...? Anyway I'll take a good look first before I order anything.

Hopefully I'll get to it before the new year. Thanks again you guys!

btw - I saw somebody in this thread used an impact gun to remove the clutch and engine sprocket nuts. I was planning on using one too but I read somewhere that the magnets on the rotor could be disturbed by using an electric impact gun. My bike is a '92 with 35K and I doubt these nuts have ever been removed. Is it risky using an electric impact gun?
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canoli, You don't need to use one. It's not that hard to get off. It helps to have an extra set of hands to keep the bike still but you can do it by yourself.
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That's good to hear Dave, thanks, then I won't bother trying to get one. I got some rigid pipe laying around the shop to slide over the ratchet handle. I assume I'll need some kind extension. Otherwise I'm pretty well set on the procedure.

I guess I'll understand it better once i go in but right now i don't see the wear on the chamfer in the pix posted earlier. I forgot who posted them but it's the side-by-side shot of 2 gears, new and old.
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