Motorcycle Transmission. Baker Drivetrain Explains How It Is Made On The Science Channel.

The popular TV Show “How It Is Made” on the Science Channel show you how everyday objects people use become the things they are.

In a new episode to air June 7 at 9 pm (ET) you will get the story behind behind bamboo bicycles, chainsaw art, breath mints and Baker Drivetrain motorcycle transmissions.

The Science Channel crew went to Baker’s Michigan headquarters to film how BAKER manufactures a 6 into 4 transmission. You will be able to witness how all 120 American Made components come together in a final assembly to make the transmission you use on your bike. As a bonus, this tranny installed on a Shovelhead will be kick started front of your eyes. Info on the 6 into 4 transmission at Baker Drivetrain. Info on TV schedule at Science Channel.

14 Responses to “Motorcycle Transmission. Baker Drivetrain Explains How It Is Made On The Science Channel.”

  1. 1 Brian May 18th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Will we see a burnout by Bert Baker?

  2. 2 CafeSportyTC May 18th, 2012 at 10:17 am


  3. 3 A.V. May 19th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Show us Bert’s office!

  4. 4 ROGUE May 19th, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I use a lot of BAKER Products and would like to say I have always been happy with them.

  5. 5 Shanedrive May 19th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    My original 4 spd grenaded a few weeks back due to my ignoring something that should’ve been taken care of-lesson learned but hey, plumber’s faucet always leaks, shoemaker’s kids have no shoes and yadda yadda yadda.

    Anyway, James put together an order for one of Baker’s 4spd’s for me. Just arrived. Itichin’ to install. I’ve had plenty of baker product through my shop. Top notch stuff!!

  6. 6 Dale May 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Bert’s the man. I will tune in.

  7. 7 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers May 19th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    We only run Baker trannys. Solid, American made (not just assembled). Very glad to have them in our bikes. Look forward to “how it’s made”.

  8. 8 ragsflh May 19th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    great trans products.the best and USA built

  9. 9 Doc Robinson May 19th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Great products. Bert is THE TRANNY GUY!

  10. 10 Kirkland May 20th, 2012 at 1:07 am

    For lack of a 1975-E79 FX (totally obsolete) shifter cam few will know the synchrony between right brain, left foot, and a spring loaded lever activated by a deft wrist. Faster than Armondo’s switchblade.

  11. 11 Kirkland May 20th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    The odo has 1121 miles on it now. The rubber primary belt makes for a smoother working relationship between motor and clutch. There’s a feel of rubber-ness on take-off and at throttle-crack and idle (no loose chain making noise). The foot clutch pedal’s rod is adjusted with a max. 1/8″ free-play (by the book) – anymore causes the clutch to “dump” all at once at it’s rocker pedal end-travel.
    So, even with the clutch rod adjusted correctly, laying a squeak-patch of rubber is an open opportunity at every take-off, and If you really want a thrill, laying a snake of black rubber (optimum over the slicker center-road) causes your rear tire to crab-walk over to the left some, which feels pretty good without sounding like your stressing the parts, yet there’s a lingering “your the man in control of the monster machine” aura as you motor off.
    FX shifter cam is called sport-shifting. There’s a “market” there and a direct connection between ocean surfing that a land-lubber can not understand. So let me explain.
    Do you see those mobs of surfers doting the water like ducks in the vid-clip? No? Then visualize it. Been there. Bobbing around hoping fate would send a swell your way – knowing that you might have to paddle and “jockey for position” to be in the “right spot”, and then need to stink-eye people that are trying to take off on the same wave?
    I got everything done (thinking, weight-release, power grab, de-ionizing) they will eventually “get”, in 1 hr. and 20 minutes. A surfing session will take a minimum of 3 hrs.
    Do the math. An FX shifter cam makes that much difference in the ride and the pony aspect of your being a direct part of the drive train.

  12. 12 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers May 20th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I only run Baker transmissions in my bikes, Bert,Scott, James and Lisa are the best!!! I have used cheep trany’s in the past and paid the price in the long run due to failure. No more import crap!!

  13. 13 chaos cycle May 21st, 2012 at 10:34 am

    well now the chinese will have videos on how to try and copy their trannys

  14. 14 Sara Brown May 21st, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Cool… love that guys voice who commentates on How it’s Made ….will be cool if James and Bert are on there ……if so I will crack up…coolio

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