Baker Drivetrain “Try It Before You Buy It” Program.

An interesting and smart initiative from BAKER Drivetrain. The company is launching a “Try It Before You Buy It Program” reserved to all Dealers worldwide, and evidently benefiting all retail clients.

They offer a program to provide you Dealers and at the same time your customers with an opportunity to try out some of their most popular products. Because there is no substitute for education and first hand experience, between now and December 31st, 2010, BAKER is offering a discount on a demo unit to your preferred Dealer service department, giving you the opportunity to have it installed for a demo ride on your bike.

As usual, the experts at BAKER Drivetrain offer superb free technical assistance and are able to answer any questions or concerns regarding installation, fitment, etc. Each demo product purchased is backed by the unbeatable BAKER warranty. All dealers who participate in this program will be added to the BAKER Drivetrain Website and Facebook page as Preferred Demo Dealers, so that you the customers know where to go for a “Try It Before You Buy It.” Call 877-640-2004.

8 Responses to “Baker Drivetrain “Try It Before You Buy It” Program.”

  1. 1 Foo-E Sep 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Why would anyone need to “try” the BEST trannys on the market before buying??? I just finished a ground up build that took 3 years. NEVER a question in my mind it had to have a 6 into 4 with a kicker from only the best!!! That would be BAKER!!! Their tech support is 2 to none! Any questions they are there with answers! Thanks baker for build the best trannys in the world!!!

  2. 2 Lyle Sep 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Perhaps with a selection of different ratios and sprocket sizes, one would want to drive a few. Personally, I’d rather see a 5 speed overdrive transmission in a 4 speed case than a 6 speed. But that’s just me. I could never figure out why HD didn’t go to a slight (say 10 to 15%) overdrive when they came out with their 5 speed. Maybe it was bacuse of the 55 mph speed limit back in the early 80’s?….I do know going from the stock 3 speed to a 4 speed overdrive on my Indian was the best thing I ever did to it.

  3. 3 Brian Sep 30th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Just to be fair and balanced.
    I’m sure Baker makes a fine product and most of their customers are probably fully satisfied. But I am not one of them. A few years ago I bought a BBC kit bike that came with a Baker 6 speed. The trans locked up during the very first test ride once the bike was assembled. I contacted Baker and was given the run-a-round for weeks. I wanted to send the trans back to be checked out and either rebuilt or replaced but my request was refused and I was well within the warranty period. I had a local builder crack open the trans and found out that it was missing a circlip which caused the lock-up. Once the clip was installed, the trans had a “false neutral” between 3rd and 4th gear. After months of back and forth phone calls and emails with Baker I finally just gave up trying to have it repaired or replaced. I lived with it for 4 years until I sold the bike this spring. For that kind of money, they should have immediately asked me to send my trans back to them and sent me a replacement, PERIOD!

  4. 4 2Low Sep 30th, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Sorry to hear this. I have a Baker 6 RSD and many of my friends also use Baker. Never heard about any problem, Just people happy with their products. I guess some issues can happen even with the best brands.

  5. 5 Lisa Baker Sep 30th, 2010 at 9:32 am


    After reading your post I can understand why you are dissatisfied with BAKER Drivetrain. I can’t change what happened in the past but I can learn from it so that others will not have to deal with the same frustrations you experienced. I realize you no longer own your BBC motorcycle, however I would like speak with you about the problems you had with your BAKER transmission and with the service your received from our company. Customer satisfaction is the core of our business. I am committed to doing everything I can on a daily basis to make sure we are meeting the needs of all of our customers.


    Lisa Baker
    BAKER Drivetrain

  6. 6 Lisa Baker Sep 30th, 2010 at 9:33 am


    Please call our shop at (877) 640-2004 and ask to speak with me.


  7. 7 Brian Oct 1st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Hello Lisa,
    I cannot make phone calls during the day, so this morning I sent an email to the “info” contact on your website. The subject line reads “please forward to Lisa Baker”. Hopefully it will get to you.

  8. 8 Wiz Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hey Bert an’ Lisa, Remember me from Wayne an’ Carols? Had a great time with ya’all even if I didn’t know who you were. Thanks, Wiz, Freebird Custom Motorcycles LLC

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