Originally Posted by Alan S
That's what I would do if you still consider the DD6. It's still 1:1 final drive, just like the 5 spd.
It's just math, Kyle. Using a calculator helps.
Sent from here to there.
Yeah but that's where the confusion comes in with the first gear.
The site has the option on a DD6 for a 2.94 that they recommend for the softail, but with a 28 tooth compensator, that makes it potentially as aggressive as the racing 2.8-whatever option of the OD6. The standard option on a DD6 is 3.77 or something that becomes an effective 3.24, but with the DD6, there's no getting an effective 2.94 first gear as far as I can tell.
With a DD6, the only way to get the overdrive is by changing the primary gearing, and that's fine, I don't mind going that route.
But I don't want to end up with a first gear that's too tall or too short with the overdriven primary. It's just odd that the option that's recommended for a softail on the site for both the OD6 and DD6 is 2.94 (and 3.24 recommended for touring models); but is that 2.94 recommendation on the DD6 just assuming you'll run a stock compensator? And their details chart doesn't explain the effective ratios for changing the first gear.
I'm just going to have to call them for clarification.
In the details
, it says:
"The DD6 comes in a stardard 3.24 or optional 2.94 1st gear."
Then, right below that, a chart for the standard (no compensator change) at 3.77 and effective ratios (compensator change), with the effective first gear being 3.24. So I don't know if that means ordering it with the 2.94 first gear means the gear is actually higher so that it becomes an effective 2.94, or if it's actually a 2.94 that becomes effectively even less.
I mean, considering the nature of the transmission, I'm sure they mean an EFFECTIVE 2.94, right?