even'n folk's, thought an update would be in order now that Andrews Products has come to an agreement with me. today a box arrived with everything they make for a 4 speed......shafts, gears, forks, clutches, and my preferred ratios as well. since several components in the damaged tranny were NOS Harley and not andrews we came to a financial agreement, so for a few hundred dollars on my part they supplied a complete trans. I am satisfied and content with the out come and thought this should be posted primarily to show the integrity of a decades old company surviving in this economy and still valuing customer service and company reputation.
I have 10k on the flathead now, the revtech gear set is working fine, 4th still is notchy and sometimes needs a shift and hold til it drops in......rpm change, double clutch. 4th always holds and never pops out, could be clutch related a bit but i do think the lack of lead in ramps and narrow slots for the shift clutch dogs requires an ideal shift for drop in engagement. I plan to change out the gear set in a month or two and we'll see if shifting improves then.
I rode the flattie through central pennsylvania up into the mountains for a weekend away, what a thrill it was.....pulling long grades requires getting set up right, speed and rpm wise, my wife was leading on her 07 nostalgia softail, she learned to get out of my way when approaching a long grade so i could grab some speed and rpm's and just smirked when she overtook me up the grade aways. amazingly that old bike could pull 4th and a few times i went for a little more throttle and it was pegged. the motor has a little more stroke for quench reasons and porting, relieving done, it was built by a well known engine builder in central PA and runs strong. i have a twincam dresser that is fine for what it is, but it cannot light my world up like that old flathead can. saturday was cold, wife had frozen steaks and fix'ins for dinner in her saddlebags that were still frozen that evening when we made dinner in a rented bungalow, sunday was warm as we wandered around the hills, lost on purpose most of the time........take it easy folks...later Mark!