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If it was possible someone probably would have figured it out by now. Even if possible it probably wouldn't be cost effective compared to buying a different bike already equipped. Changing pulleys seems to be the only option.
 

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My previous bike was an '04 1400 Suzuki Intruder. It came with Shaft drive. Great for maintenance and not worrying about rocks and such... But geared low enough for stump-pulling, Not highway riding. I was stuck until someone (who has a lot more brains, time and $$ than I do), discovered that the 5th gear from a similar model (1500 intruder= full touring bike) would fit directly into the 1400. Basically it was a clean swap to a larger 5th gear (lower numerically) and allowed a better ratio for the highway. Which also increased MPG's.

--Maybe it's possible that the transmissions are the same on the Vulcan line-up. Maybe the 1600 5th gear would fit into the 900 transmission and Voila!! Instant Overdrive!!:) Hopefully someone with access to the specs on different models can figure this out and at least give the rest of us some additional hope towards the perfect bike tansmission!!
 

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I'd still go with the pulley change. Even if there was something you could do with the tranny, the pulley (or pulleys) would be a whole lot easier and still give you the results you want.
 

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You mean did the manufacturer leave space, and material in a transmission for another set of gears ? Did any manufacturer ever do that?
lol. I believe Harley has, most of my friends do the six speed upgrade on their Harley's. I just read an article in American Iron detailing the exact mod. Some even go to a 7 (seven) speed!
 
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