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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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has anyone replaced the final drive for a 6th gear?

looking into this but if anyone has done something similar or jus happens to be a nitemare in waiting, please inform me
i would like to go more than 95 mph

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super custom fabrication to do so, it would be very very difficult to change gearing since it's a hypoid rear end, and adding a 6th gear is pretty much out of the question unless you're a mechanical engineer and a master machinist. maybe oversized tires, but that's only good for a bit of increased ratio...

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I don't spend much time going fast, but it seems like the 750 is faster in 4th gear isn't it?

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People have looked into it in the past and the general consensus was it's not worth it. Technically, there is really no need for a sixth gear, as these bikes like to rev.

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I've seen 105 or 110 on mine, have no desire to see that again. At that speed, you're at the limits of aerodynamics, probably need a Vetter fairing to get any more.

Good idea to know the speed rating of your tires, some out there are fairly low.

6th gear, not needed.
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looking into this but if anyone has done something similar or jus happens to be a nitemare in waiting, please inform me
i would like to go more than 95 mph
If your bike can only go 95mph, there is something wrong with it.
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Mine does 9500 rpms in 5th gear.

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Mine does 9500 rpms in 5th gear.

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Doc, you gotta remember to let go of the clutch.
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all valid points, appreciate it, my bike goes 110, but it feels like its to much. thats why i wanted to add the gear. since its pretty much impossible, i'll be happy with what i got

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Doc, you gotta remember to let go of the clutch.
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