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Offline Buglet

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Re: Six speed upgrade
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2021, 05:24:20 AM »
   When I did one I only had to move the swing arm mounts back 1/4 inch to get enough room to fit the transmission in the frame. When it was done it look like factory stock.

Offline JW113

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Re: Six speed upgrade
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2021, 08:11:22 PM »
So did you cut them off, cut them back 1/4" and weld back on in place? Interesting...

So I was out riding around on mine yesterday. Yes, for in town riding, the gearing of a 5 speed is nice in an Evo & such. I guess I've just gotten used to the 4 speed and the stump pulling power of the shovel motor. Although it's a big jump between 2nd & 3rd, it doesn't seem to really care being in 3rd gear at anything over 30mph.

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Offline kd

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Re: Six speed upgrade
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2021, 08:59:18 PM »
Think Andrew’s 3rd gear swap. It evens the ratios up and makes 3rd more useable.
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Re: Six speed upgrade
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2021, 05:39:51 AM »
    Cut them off and welded back on just a 1/4 back. Made a custom allen hex swingarm bolt as there was no room to use a socket anymore. Had the allen to tighten it and the hex for the lock tab.

Offline Johnnyshvlhd

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Re: Six speed upgrade
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2021, 07:51:48 AM »
That's a good idea, I might try that on the next one.

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Re: Six speed upgrade
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2021, 12:27:06 PM »
   Here's a couple pictures of the bike with the transmission.