Reverse installed!

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by L8Braker, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. L8Braker

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    I just installed the MMD reverse kit on the 2008 Road King with 2008 Harley sidecar. Install went as smoothly as could be. The only fly in the ointment, was the fitting up of the exhaust. On, off, on, off... Checking for clearance, checking for interference etc. I became a better man for the lesson in patience. Exhaust nuts are no longer my hated enemy. The best part of finishing any project is in the test ride! I quickly learned to: NEVER ,EVER, while in reverse, twist the throttle while the bars are turned. In one nano-second the bars went to full lock and the beast spat me unto the ground. To install the reverse unit I had removed the tub from the frame and this made the rig very unstable. The flip and spit caused no damage to the rig as it landed on the crash bars. Oh well, lesson learned. Don't gas it in reverse. I must have watched the reverse burnout on the Baker Reverse Kit and was feeling inspired. HA,HA,HA
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  2. TurTal

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    When in reverse does it go otatop otatop otatop
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  3. L8Braker

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    Yeah, and it sucks up all the oil on the driveway. :imaposer:imaposer
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  4. FLYING EYEBALL

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    pics?

    Looks like the MMD Kit is a little more affordable than some of the other options.

    My Champion setup has been great.
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  5. ChiliPepperGarage

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    Did you take any photos of the install? I'm going to put a reverse on mine someday.
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  6. L8Braker

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    The CD , which is included in the kit, is very basic, still pictures etc. This is a very easy install. The only difficult issue was the fitting of the exhaust pipes. The reverse unit is aprox. 3/4 on an inch thick. Even with the included spacers it is now very close to transmission . I will admit I'm anal when it comes to clearances. In a former life my tolerances were one micron roundness, straightness, and taper, MAX. If you'd like, I'll gladly share the CD with you.
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  7. ChiliPepperGarage

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    I have staggered duals and the rear pipe has some clearance but not sure if I'd have to space it out or not. Where did you buy yours from?
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  8. L8Braker

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    Bought my reverse kit off e-bay $1099.00 shipped. The real issue with my exhaust is that I have a crossover pipe behind the transmission, when I jiggled, cussed and persuaded it to provide clearance for the reverse shifter, the lower front exhaust clearance would diminish. I'm still thinking of true dual exhaust which would eliminate my issue.
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  9. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer Supporter

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  10. CrapKerouac

    CrapKerouac Been here awhile

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    I'd be concerned with the addition to the bikes weight. Lean and mean right?
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  11. ChiliPepperGarage

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    I can't imagine it would weigh more than about ten pounds or so. I certainly don't think you'd notice the difference.
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  12. ChiliPepperGarage

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    How about posting a picture of your rig? Not a lot of HD's here in the hacks section. Here is mine.:super

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  13. CrapKerouac

    CrapKerouac Been here awhile

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    I was joking. I'd love a reverse on every bike I've ridden. It should be standard on a Harley.
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  14. FLYING EYEBALL

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  15. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    Someone have a picture of this device before and after installed so the rest of us can get a clue as to what is being discussed??
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  16. FLYING EYEBALL

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    Mounts on the end of the Tranny.
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  17. Wolfgang55

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    A real live reverse, headed your way soon.
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  18. L8Braker

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    The weight of the reverse unit is only ba few lbs. I normally carry a 50 lb. sack of sand in the sidecar, so I don't think it makes any difference.
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  19. L8Braker

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    Here's one of the old girl. All cleaned up, ready for the dance!

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  20. Jeff488

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    Oh my! That’s real pretty.
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