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Old 03-14-2017, 08:47 PM   #16
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Now that we are beating the dead horse again...I will add my two hits.
For most if not all who want a 6th gear or who swear by the sproket change its all mindset. Drive a Small Block 4 speed 55 Chevy will 4:88s and a 28 inch tire. Talk about hiway...dont worry ya get used to it 4000-4500 @ about 70MPH. So maybe thats why I am comfortable with the current REVO ratios.

This wouls be so simple if it were shaft drive, no arquements on ratio. LOL
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:18 PM   #17
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You can adjust speedo in the T Max software
Yes I know, but I only noticed that issue on this trip.The problem was corrected after the trip.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:36 PM   #18
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30T is standard here,I ride a lot 2 up and never had a problem with stalling the bike but my girls weight is only 50 kg..and I still beat a CVO with a passenger on my v rod lol

I have a 28T and matching belt in the garage for summer time when my tyre has more grip and drift through the corners,that's the fun part of the 28
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:32 AM   #19
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30 T is ok as long the front wheel raises in 2nd gear
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:06 PM   #20
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I enjoy my 30t once I am rolling along but don't care for the slow winding up in First gear and slipping the clutch to get started especially when 2 up. Love the 26t for stoplight to stoplight action.
try putting a blower on it
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:01 PM   #21
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No problems 2-up. No problems needing to slip the clutch either. Can't tell you whether it is slower, as it's not a drag bike (even with the 1250SE it's still a pig compared to a decent liter size sport bike), but it still feels strong, and as someone mentioned, I can beat my Harley buddies even 2-up.

All personal preference as I stated in my initial post, but I've owned more bikes than I can count over thirty+ years of riding, and with the 28t, it was the first bike that I ever hated highway cruising on. I'd basically just let my buddies ride ahead, as anything over 75mph was obnoxious. I'd get off the bike and feel like my hands and eyeballs were still vibrating 30 minutes later.

It may only be 7%, but the 30t puts the bike in a nice sweet spot for cruising. Personally, I think the gears feel better spaced, even at lower speeds as well. Personal preference.

I don't have to "get used to it" like I would a 55 Chevy with 4.88 gears. Maybe it's my 17+ years in the auto industry and working with some of the finest hotroders in the country, but I'm past having to "put up with" bad behavior. Even my hotroded Chevys had 6-speed Corvette tranies.

The intent wasn't to start an argument, just to let others know, if you're in the situation I was in, don't hesitate to spend the $39 for a used 30t sprocket, and give it a try. You can always go back if you can no longer work the clutch, or feel that split second difference in acceleration has diminished your manliness.
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All personal preference as I stated in my initial post, but I've owned more bikes than I can count over thirty+ years of riding, and with the 28t, it was the first bike that I ever hated highway cruising on. I'd basically just let my buddies ride ahead, as anything over 75mph was obnoxious. I'd get off the bike and feel like my hands and eyeballs were still vibrating 30 minutes later.
If you have vibrations like that on a V-Rod, something is wrong with your bike. My bike is smooth, be it at 4k or 7k RPM.
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So my question is my rear axle is centered in the adjustment slot - if I install the 30t is there enough fwd movement to use the same belt or is a belt change mandatory ?
I'm about to add 12-1 CP Pistons, Jones Cams and CNC heads so I'm sure the bike will have plenty of power to pull a 30t and benefit from having longer legs in each gear and lower RPM in top gear at the small expense of greater clutch modulation below 15 mph.
My preference would be to install a smaller back pulley and leave the 28 tooth but I guess smaller back pulleys are non-existant for some unknown reason.
Anyone have any top secret smaller back pulley manufacturers or know if a new longer belt is a must for a 30t ? Thanks !
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I changed my 02 turbo back to a 30 last fall so it would be the same as my 03 I had to change the belt to . I think the 30 tooth took a 150 tooth belt and the 28 tooth took a 149 tooth belt .I may be wrong but I did need to change the belt.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:33 PM   #25
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try putting a blower on it
That's for the solo bike
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28T for 2 up

Where does one find a 28t sprocket for an 03? I can't seem to find one anywhere. most of my riding is done from stop light to stop light 2 up and the factory 30T just doesn't cut it.
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Where does one find a 28t sprocket for an 03? I can't seem to find one anywhere. most of my riding is done from stop light to stop light 2 up and the factory 30T just doesn't cut it.
You'll need to buy a new output flange, shorter 149T belt, and some misc. parts so you can fit the later 28T sprocket.

There used to be a kit for this but I don't think you'll find one except in dealer NOS (new old stock) and I don't think Fitzgerald has the items you'll need.

Here's a list of the Harley P/Ns for the kit and kit items:
40014-04K; 28 tooth sprocket kit (only available as NOS)
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7910M; flange collar nut, torque to 160 Nm / 118 ft·lbs
11354K; rubber seal spacer
34007-01K; plastic cap
35423-04K; output flange
35451-01K; flange nut locking plate
40118-05; rear drive belt 14 mm pitch, 35 mm wide, 149T
40345-04; 28T sprocket
40399-01M; sprocket screws (X3); torque to 88 to 102 Nm / 65 to 75 ft·lbs
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