|Posted on Monday, February 02, 2009 - 12:03 pm: ||
I am about to put my M2 in the shop for a the final work before spring. I am getting the trans worked on. I have gone thru the entire bike myself except the trans and am trying to make it the best 5 speed possible. I am doing the following.
1. Baker smooth shift kit.
2. New gaskets and seals.
3. Synthetic fluid.
4. Updated shifter.
5. Mueller power clutch
I think this tranny had a hard 7000 miles. It is a B*TCH to get into neutral and it is the notchiest tranny I have ever driven.
I read on a post somewhere that replacing the 1st and 2nd gear is recommended and not expensive. Isn'nt there a clutch update for these also?? Does anyone have the part numbers for those gears for a 2000 M2. Any other updates or suggestions on making the best tranny without going crazy.
|Posted on Monday, February 02, 2009 - 04:13 pm: ||
1st off, short of a Baker 6-speed, you've got a tuber's dream tranny - good approach
2nd gear [only] was upgraded - approx $100 for the 2 gears
my M2 with the EZ shift is WAY too sensitive about neutral [green lite-wise, idling on k'stand, etc. - not engagement-wise] -
make sure your tech knows how to set the neutral detente & neutral switch correctly
overall, you're gonna love it
once you've put on some meaningful miles, please repost back about the Muller -
$150 has put me off, but.....
|Posted on Monday, February 02, 2009 - 04:35 pm: ||
I have two friends running the Mueller on Softails and they cannot believe the difference in smoothness also. You can get hydraulic clutch like the Duc's but that it $300+. Not needed. I was thinking about Baker shift forks they come in steel and brass. I do not know which if any I would get. I know I will be in the tranny for about $600 in parts and the mechanic is a backyard racer guy, that is affordable. But the tranny can make or break a good ride. I have done everything to the engine I want for now, except the oil pump gear. I even did the machined timing cup, Buell race ignition, crane coil, blueprinted carb. I kept the stock cams because of my laid back riding style. I like the curve like it is over the X1, 3000 rpm+ band. I figure $1000 for a perfect 5 speed instead of $2500 for the 6 speed is great, most of my runs will under 150 miles.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 07:41 pm: ||
One day I'll have a 6 speedJust dreaming out loud.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 09:58 pm: ||
I originally wanted one so bad when I first got the bike. It was high priority. I have heard nothing but good things BUT when I weighed my use which was 99% local and trips under 100 miles it did not make sense $$ wise. Losing 500 RPM at 70 is OK but you have to do alot of miles to justify it in my mind. Married, 2 kids, etc. You know it.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 10:23 pm: ||
speaking of RPM drop. whats the difference between a 29 t and a 27 t at lets say 80 MPH just curious. is it worth the money for the sprocket. thanks
|Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 07:21 pm: ||
Instead of the Mueller, you might consider just replacing the regular clutch spring with the new one from the Ulysses?
Close to about the same effect, for $26 instead of $145. Recently did this on mine, I don't/wouldn't even think about the Mueller any more.
|Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 08:45 pm: ||
that's super news about the XB spring
izzit a straight drop in?
need an extra plate or other parts to complete?
have you done any other upgrades with XB parts?
|Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 01:50 pm: ||
Straight drop in replacement, no other parts needed.
No I had the Baker6 installed by Vallejo Buell, and had them put in the spring at the same time. The 6-speed kit includes the Smooth Shift Kit, as well as the billet trap door and extra cog.
Clutch is lighter now, and shifts like a jap bike, over all. Very big improvement. I would guess the Smooth Shift Kit is the biggest part of that easy shifting, but the light clutch is cool too.
|Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 06:43 pm: ||
Replace the spring plate in your clutch pack with these:
37913-90 - steel plate (need two)
37911-90 - friction plate (need one)
Costs about $37 for parts, and if you're changing the clutch spring then it will only take you 5 extra minutes.