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Old 2nd September 2013
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has anyone ever replaced there 4 speed with a 6 speed transmission i'm tired of needing more gears and the wife wont let me get a newer bike i got a free 79 sportster 1000
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Please let me know when this takes place, the Company did squeeze in a 5th gear on the Sportster EVO motor many years ago, 6 is a stretch in that tight compartment
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I think you can do a search at the bottom of this pg and find some that have cut trans away and added BT's gear box here's what I found with the search.
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner...eed&gsc.page=1
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just put a bigger front sprocket on it (if you feel like you have to) and ride it. don't worry about needing another gear. your bike can handle the interstate speeds and then some for extended periods. I do it all the time.
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has anyone ever replaced there 4 speed with a 6 speed transmission i'm tired of needing more gears and the wife wont let me get a newer bike i got a free 79 sportster 1000
Have you considered the other option?
Get a new wife.
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Just take back roads...


Thats pretty much the only thing I absolutely hate about my bike, I run out of gear so fast and I put the 23 up front. I'm stuck taking back roads.
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All due respects to the Poster, on another Post you also asked about converting a 79 to an XR type motor because you landed the 79 Free, we are entering the Dream world here, Nothing Cheap or Free in that arena and there is only so much that can be done that makes sense either in reality or from the pocket book..
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what rpm are you at when you "run out of gear"?

I ask, because I'm still under 4000 running 70
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I don't know, just feels like it's coming apart and it sucks.
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Final drive is still 1:1 no matter how many gears.
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