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Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by dentdude36, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. dentdude36

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    hey everyone I'm seriously considering buying a baker open primary I'm mechanically inclined and looking for thoughts and experiences for install or should I have it done?
     
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    I posted a step by step thread on the install I did on my bike, you can do it if you are mechanically inclined.
     
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    Do a Search for: 'Trans rebuild & Baker Belt Drive'
     
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    I installed one and I am not mechanically inclined
     
  6. dentdude36

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    any special tools required?
     
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    Just a hammer n chisel :smash::oldlaugh:
     
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    I'll just add this in. The coils for your stater are running in oil, get you a couple cans of electraclean to clean all the oil out of them. Even though I thought I cleaned mine really good, it still dripped a little oil the first few times I rode it.
     
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    Torque Wrench, Dial Caliper, Allen head sockets for your ratchets, loc-tite(Blue & Red)
     
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    :oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
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    It seems so expensive to me. 3-4k really? Is it worth it? If you changed one out, would you do it again?
     
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    Plus's- It looks cool, no more primary oil changes.

    Negatives- 3K, and extended load on tranny bearing
     
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    I wasn't aware it was harsh on the transmission bearings
     
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    Some people like the look... Personally I don't like the Baker Open Primary. Call me oldskool but if I was going open I don't want this big ass aluminum bearing support covering it all up again. It's much more functional and provides more suppport obviously but kills the look for me. Thats why I also thought the Karata were bad ass and the Bakers are just ehhhh okay?
     
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    I agree :yesnod:. I really liked the Karata. I just read the post from SKOGDOG on busted it good. Man if I have to replace clutch plates then bearing carriers that's gonna add up. I know don't fix it till it's broke. But I may have to reconsider in the end.
     
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    I just did the basket and ring gear on my 07'. $725, still a far cry from 3K. But its all about your budget and what you want, not what I think, and if I told ya what I think, well its not worth thinking about.:oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:

    If Curtis would do a group buy on them at $1500, I think there would be a lot of interest:eek::oldlaugh:
     
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    After helping Andrew Barnes with the install of the baker open primary on my pitbull I've seen how cut and dry the process is so when it comes time(sometime this winter) to put one on the k9 I'll do it in my garage myself along with assistance from Doug(chuck) and as far as the transmission stress I did learn from Andrew that the baker open primary is actually a lot less strain on the transmission than the original chain set up, and man does it shift and ride a lot smoother over the chain.
     
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    Let's do this!! Way better ride with open primary.:old2:
     
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    Very expensive. I've been trying to purchase one for sometime now.
     
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    Absolutely the smoothness in shifting, low speed lag(lack of) and look is worth the price imo
     
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