New RevTech Heavy Duty 6 Speed Transmission

A Custom Chrome exclusive, the all-new, RevTech 6-speed transmission for Softails is available in right and left-side drive, with your choice of three different finishes – polished, black, and natural.

The left-side drive transmissions are offered with a stock end cover, or an optional kicker that has a fully-machined forged aluminum kicker cover, and precision-machined shafts with specially-designed ratchet gears. The LSD transmissions feature all-new 356-T6 cast aluminum cases, with forged trap doors.

The RSD transmissions feature a forged billet aluminum support plate with a hydraulic clutch cylinder and contemporary styling, a large-diameter outside pulley support bearing, and a gold zinc-coated 32-tooth lightened pulley.

All these transmissions were subjected to independent dyno durability testing by a U.S. company in Texas and were tested for over 120 non-stop hours at extremely high loads, as well as an additional 50,000 shift cycles (10,000 in each gear), and passed easily. The RSD transmissions are designed for custom wide tire builds, and the LSD transmissions fit 90-99 Softails, as well as most custom aftermarket frames. (Note: Installation on 94 and newer models will require a speedometer recalibration unit.)

RSD transmission features include: Unique new RSD design, Large 4.30”-diameter outside bearing support for pulley, Forged outer support plate with hydraulic clutch, Gold zinc pulley, Stylish window cutouts. Info at your Custom Chrome Dealer or visit Custom Chrome.

21 Responses to “New RevTech Heavy Duty 6 Speed Transmission”

  1. 1 Scot Nov 26th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Cyril, please let us know where this transmission is made…

    This blatant copy of Bert Baker’s work and I’m pretty sure it’s MADE IN CHINA.

  2. 2 Larry R Nov 26th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Well put Scot and invariably the quality isn’t nearly as good as anything made here.

  3. 3 Cantrell Nov 26th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The RevTech transmissions were originally built in Korea by a company that built truck transmissions. Last I heard from an insider that was involved with that program was the Koreans now send their machinest to China to run the parts on Chinese machinery then assemble them in Korea. This was back around 1999-2000 as I recall. At that time the transmissions carried a no BS warranty. You broke it, they replaced it. My insider said they did a lot of brutal testing and he would have no problem running one in his drag bike. I’m not sure it things have change or not.


  4. 4 Scot Nov 26th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I stand corrected. I just received a reply from Cyril’s Blog.

    “No. Made in Korea (parts) assembled in the US.”

  5. 5 666 Nov 26th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    And the kicker kit was copied after CCI stole it from Sharpeye. Just another CCI bs deal like they are famous for

  6. 6 zyon Nov 26th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I have a Revtech 6 speed belt driven transmission in my bobber and it works great. I wish it had the kicker on it but my pipes are in the way. I thought about a baker but it seemed like I was going to fork out a considerable amount of cash for a transmission with a name plate on it. It didn’t see much difference between the fit, finish and quality between the baker and the Revtech. So far, the Revtech has really lived up to my expectations.

  7. 7 Scot Nov 26th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Cycle Source Magazine ran a several month article recently about the differences between the “knock-off” transmissions and the Baker. There is a HUGE difference.

  8. 8 Harl Nov 26th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Paul sr made a fortune selling Teniers to the man, it wasn’t about motorcycles.

  9. 9 Captain Bob Nov 26th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    666, Sharp Eye used to buy kickstarters from Sputhe Engineering. Sputhe was the guy who designed them back when Bert Baker was sweeping floors at GM.

  10. 10 666 Nov 26th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Captain Bob,
    Whatever. My point is that CCI ripped the kicker design off. The original CCI kicker kit was a new mainshaft and complete trans disassembly. The kit they now have works much better. They just stole it thats all

  11. 11 Chopper Kid Nov 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Keep on buying that foreign stuff and the rest of the worlds standard of living won’t come up to ours, we will go down to theirs. The middle class is becoming almost non existent, more and more manufacturing jobs that pay between 13 and 25 per hour with benefits are being replaced by service jobs that pay 7.50 to 14 with little to no benefits. However, people keep on showing that they are willing to buy the foreign stuff to save a few bucks which in turn keeps on snowballing this effect. I know money is tight but really buying imported stuff definately isn’t helping the problems we have here in the US. It really amazes me how patriotic all these people claim to be but they shop at Walmart and buy crap made in communist china. When I shop, I don’t look at the price tag, I look at the build tag, then I look at the price tag. If I can afford it, I buy it. If I can’t, then I save and buy it later or try to make it. Most people think that they need too much stuff. Happy Holidays to everyone and as you walk through your house and look around, check out how much china stuff is in your house or under your tree or on your tree. It really is pathetic. Do we make anything here anymore?
    Support the innovators….not the copiers!!

  12. 12 zyon Nov 27th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    @ Chopper Kid….your post is so full of contradiction is isn’t funny. So I go buy a Harley…wait, I can’t because it has parts made in China. We did not sell out America by making the decision to buy a few things from China. Our government sold us out long ago when they made back room deals to drive manufacturing out of our country.

    I don’t care what you buy that says, “made in America.” If it is made from metal, it came from overseas. If it is made from cloth, it came from overseas: we have no textiles in the US anymore. if it is made from food, it came from overseas or at least, the chemicals, machinery and labor to pick it came from overseas.

    You can’t get away from it and if you think you can, you are pretty…well, yah. If you truly ONLY bought things, manufactured and assembled using parts manufactured and assembled in America, when you look around your house it’s freaking empty…wait, you can;t own a house because there is no way in hell it was 100% made in America…and you don’t buy anything from overseas…

    The stupid Baker transmission, I’d bet my Bobber it isn’t 100% American made. After, it is made of steel isnt it?

    Get off it!

  13. 13 Roadside Marty Nov 27th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Scot I believe that those articles ran in The Horse not Cycle Source..which is by no means a bad reflection on either mag as I buy them both religiously!! My personal opinion on this is that while I have no experience with a Revtech trans, my Baker 6 in a 4 has been nothing short of phenomenal in every aspect of it’s performance as well as it’s looks and the customer service and tech help from Baker should be textbook examples to other manufacturers..just my two cents..Roadside marty

  14. 14 Woody Nov 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Harley keeps putting tons of overseas parts on their bikes and folks keep buying them. Is it any wonder folks have no problem bolting more of them on themselves? If H-D would lead the way with an “American Bike” they like to portray themselves as making, then perhaps it would make more sense to expect folks to be more picky about the accessories they buy for them later.

  15. 15 Chopper Kid Nov 28th, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Zyon- You are missing my point, many people by everything based on price. Alot of times you do have a choice to buy american. If you can’t find it, you aren’t looking hard enough. I realize that sometimes you can’t get 100%, but 80% USA and 20% foreign is better than 100% china. I am not on here telling you what to buy, like the Baker versus the rev tec. or a Harley or a GM, Ford or Chrysler, but people should be thinking about keeping our money here and supporting one another. Its like going downtown to buy a wallet made by someone who has a lether shop for $85 and the likely response you get from someone is” Are you crazy? you can get a wallet at walmart for 10 bucks” DId you ever think about going to your local fair and buying a cow or hog and taking it to your local butcher/meat locker? So keep on sending that money over to china and pretty soon most everyone will be in the poorhouse….wait I think we might already be there. Blame it on the gov. if you want but it starts with us. Let that china stuff sit on the shelf, trust me they won’t order more if the shelf is full.
    And for your info. we do have steel mills, aluminum and iron foundries, aluminum extrusion plants, loggers, sawmills, cabinet makers, HVAC, plumbing suppiers, carpet manufactures, tile makers, rock quaries,sand plants. Last time I checked we have farmers in this country that grow corn, beans, raise cattle, pigs, sheep, dairy cows. We have chemical fertilizer plants here, maybe on the west coast we have some illegal mexicans picking veg. and what not but for the most part farming is a family ran.
    As far as the Harley, I didn’t really bring that up before but the accessories are about all made overseas but when you buy a bike, some of the stuff may come from Japan or australia, but it is a very small part of it.
    To blame it on the government is pushing your responsibility on someone else. They might have made deals for manufacturers to outsource but they didn’t make you buy it.
    The stuff about the house, well that is just being a smart ass.
    I really don’t know about the textile stuff.
    As far as the Baker trans, anyone from Baker care to comment? I would say that is dangerous bet for your bobber. You might have a shot on the bearings being made in germany or japan but then again if they are timken, you might need to sign that bobber away 🙂

  16. 16 Jeff Nicklus Nov 29th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    BOTTOM LINE: It is still a RevTech transmission no matter where it is assembled. I will not allow a RevTech product in my building! Naturally this is my opinion and choice!

    Over & Out,


  17. 17 jatinder pal Nov 29th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Value for money products.

    Every thing is made somewhere and are made by humans,agree with Jeff.

  18. 18 bean're Nov 29th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Back in the early 90’s, I ran a rev tec in my shovel. The first time I did a gear grabbing burn out, I had problems. It was never the same. Now I have had a Baker 6 in my bike for years. I’ve drag raced it, flat tracked it, hill climbed with it and even came sliding sidways into the river at the Big Mountain Run and I have NEVER had the first problem with my Baker. This is MY experiences.

  19. 19 motorcycle medic Nov 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I would just like to sat I agree with everyone who has responded to this …BUT I buy and put parts on that my customers can afford and the 2 biggest whores selling foreign shit are two of the biggest parts whores out there

  20. 20 Duane Dec 24th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    what kind off trans. fluid do i put in my 6 speed revtech tranie

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