Baker Drivetrain To The Rescue Of Baby Boomers. Ready To Launch A 5-Speed Reverse.

BakerF5RDuring the next 3 weeks I am going to pre-announce some new products to be introduced for the 1st time to the Custom Motorcycle Industry during the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo. New from Baker Drivetrain will be a 5-speed reverse following a popular launch of a 6-speed reverse 2 years ago. The percentage of touring bikes on the road having grown tremendously during these last years, Bert Baker wants now to help all factory 5-speed bagger owners wrestling with the weight of their bikes in tight parking situation.

Named F5R, this 5-speed reverse will help weaker and weaker baby boomers owning large touring bikes to handle their bikes by themselves without looking for a friend or a stranger to help them push them backwards. Of course, trike and sidecar owners will also benefit from the installation of a F5R. This new reverse fits 1990-2006 Softail™, FLT™, FLH™, Dyna™, FXR™ Models (except 2006 Dyna™). It clears most exhaust systems with no modifications (Some bearing door mounted exhaust tube brackets may need to be spaced out to clear the side cover). Sold polished (chrome & wrinkle black on request). Available for hydraulic clutch as a special order.  Reverse selection is controlled by aircraft grade shifting solenoid & Bell Crank Assembly. There is an electronic reverse safety lock out solenoid that must be First energized with the provided handlebar or Inner fairing mounted momentary toggle switch So, there is no risk of accidentally shifting into reverse (Handlebar mount switch housings available For non-factory fairing motorcycles). Additional info at Baker Drivetrain.

6 Responses to “Baker Drivetrain To The Rescue Of Baby Boomers. Ready To Launch A 5-Speed Reverse.”

  1. 1 Doc Robinson Jan 9th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Very cool and timely given the demographic of Harley riders!

  2. 2 drew Jan 11th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    What kind of dumbshit would have a reverse gear on their bike.Where are we going in the bike world.Another reason just cause you can buy something does not mean it should be sold to you .
    I can see them now backing up with the radio on and the windshield thing and of course their fat ole lady.Buy a trunk and run over your bike.

  3. 3 Woody's Jan 11th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Got sidecars and trikes written all over it! Very cool!

  4. 4 john reed Jan 11th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Imagine you had been riding hard regularly for over 50 years, and you have had lots of accidents that had broken and damaged your old body , you were frightened that your legs with their knee replacements would let you down when you pulled your bike back. so you fit a reverse gear
    I think you would be pretty pissed off if you fired up your bike put it in reverse to back up and some wanker called you a dumbshit.

  5. 5 nicker Jan 12th, 2010 at 2:11 pm


    “…just cause you can buy something does not mean it should be sold to you…”

    Dude, -FYI- Scooters were sold with reverse, years before you were even born.
    And, by the way, these were 2 wheel applications (not just servi-car and side-hacks).

    Moreover, these guys & gals handled their scooters in reverse, with a foot clutch.
    These people were “Real Bikers”…….. 🙂


  6. 6 Tod T Jan 15th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Bert’s an animal, always designing top quality stuff……..

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