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Offline Steve in Sunny Fla

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7th Gear longevity
« on: August 11, 2011, 11:13:11 am »
   Dewayne Bethel has a 2005 c-10 he commutes with. He purchased the first 7th gear unit I built, maybe 4 years ago. He just posted on another forum that he has has now reached 150K on the bike, and 100K on the 7th gear unit. I think all of us wonder about the longevity of aftermarket farkles, so i was pleased to read that the 7th gear unit has proven to be a durable unit.

  Mine doesn't have the miles on it like Dewaynes, but it does get torture tested on a regular basis  >:D Steve
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Re: 7th Gear longevity
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 12:51:58 pm »
That's good to hear his is lasting well. Great job Steve!  :bravo_2:

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Re: 7th Gear longevity
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 02:13:25 pm »
That's good to hear his is lasting well. Great job Steve!  :bravo_2:

  I have never heard of any 7th gear unit failing. I'm using all kawasaki stock parts, just with a "spin" on it - Steve
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Re: 7th Gear longevity
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 02:23:26 pm »
Excellent, Steve, that is good to know.

These drive units (bevel gear case, rear drive case) seem to be pretty bullet proof, I rarely hear of failures. But your attention to proper set-up is key to long life, so the hat is off to you with the 7th gear invention.

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Re: 7th Gear longevity
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 05:43:32 pm »
Sweet, nice job.
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