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Finally got all the parts together for the euro gear mod and am just waiting for a semi-warm day to start. Got a question for the guys who have done this already. When you did the mod, was the bike on a jack or the kick-stand? I'm just a little worried that using an impact wrench on the output shaft nut might roll the rear tire (reverse threads). Don't want to roll it off the kick-stand. Thought about parking in 2nd gear to kind of lock the rear wheel and torqueing the output shaft nut last. Can do it on the jack but need a long extension to clear the jack with my prehistoric electric impact wrench and the torque wrench. Advice, comments and criticism appreciated. Bob
 

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Finally got all the parts together for the euro gear mod and am just waiting for a semi-warm day to start. Got a question for the guys who have done this already. When you did the mod, was the bike on a jack or the kick-stand? I'm just a little worried that using an impact wrench on the output shaft nut might roll the rear tire (reverse threads). Don't want to roll it off the kick-stand. Thought about parking in 2nd gear to kind of lock the rear wheel and torqueing the output shaft nut last. Can do it on the jack but need a long extension to clear the jack with my prehistoric electric impact wrench and the torque wrench. Advice, comments and criticism appreciated. Bob
iz, on the side stand. no need for a lift. all yor strip is on the rite side.
as for Left Thread impact on the front k'nutt is the booger. a impact driver driver will bust it loose fine. If you prefer, use a 2ft breaker bar and put a soft copper penny between the teeth. I held it with side cut pliers so as not to drop/loose it. the penny locked the gears and the the k'nutt came loose w/o any fuss. no impact needed. Be sure to tape off the 2 openings to the tranny cavity. And dont loose the Pin & spring (gear positioner)

ps. I put the coin in the gear teeth HORIZONTAL, not vertical. this way the soft copper is under compression in the groove up the gears and not on the Teeth of the gears. is why it bent the coin as pictured. soft copper. also allows you to be able to hold it while wrenching.
 

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Thanks Ponch. That's the way I was leaning towards, just so I didn't have to mess with the jack. Think I'll run a ratchet strap from kick-stand to front fork to be safe. I love little projects like this. Sounds like a worthwhile mod for performance improvement. Will probably remove the air valve and hoses while she's torn down also. Garage is not heated so will have to wait for warmer weather (12 degrees outside now with snow on the way).
 

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I love little projects like this. Sounds like a worthwhile mod for performance improvement. Will probably remove the air valve and hoses while she's torn down also. Garage is not heated so will have to wait for warmer weather (12 degrees outside now with snow on the way).
iz, get you a small portable lectric heater to take the chill outa the barn. nothing to set the place on fire. that way if you gott cabin fever yor not wastin precious time gettin this project under belt.
when the sun decides to shine, ol algore, like the rodent he is, mite poke his head out of the cave he's been holin' up smokin wacky toebacky w/his mullah buddies.. then U'll be redy for to ride this thing and write us report how magnificent basterds we are.. jus sayin is all. poncho
 

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Euro Gears for a 2007 Vulcan 2K LT Classic

So not to start another thread..... I have a 2007 Vulcan 2K LT Classic VN2000F7F and do not see the Euro model for that year.... I am guessing that the same gears 16085-0027 (44 tooth) and 16085-0033 (48 tooth) are still the right gears to Euroize this beast?
 

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So not to start another thread..... I have a 2007 Vulcan 2K LT Classic VN2000F7F and do not see the Euro model for that year.... I am guessing that the same gears 16085-0027 (44 tooth) and 16085-0033 (48 tooth) are still the right gears to Euroize this beast?
sp, thata be affirmative.. if you can still find them somesware? all v2k's use the same gear sets. part numbers. let us kno watt you find and when you get er dun. poncho
 

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Okie dokie will do.... Thanks Poncho
 

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So not to start another thread..... I have a 2007 Vulcan 2K LT Classic VN2000F7F and do not see the Euro model for that year.... I am guessing that the same gears 16085-0027 (44 tooth) and 16085-0033 (48 tooth) are still the right gears to Euroize this beast?

Here's a link as well with some good info along with what Poncho gave ya


Euro Gears | Focus On The Ride
 

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Cooter.... did you install the euro gears?
 

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nice!!!!! haven't went to the ct yet but probably will next time....
 

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nice!!!!! haven't went to the ct yet but probably will next time....
Car tire performed very well on the kawboy invasion here a week ago, no complaints, went double dark side just a few months ago, running a rear HD Dunlop 401 on the front now, overall handling improve big time, especially at low speeds and eliminated the decel headshake in the bars, its a fat tire
 

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what are you running on the back?
 

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what are you running on the back?

205/60/16 Cooper starfire RS-C V 92. 2 ply sidewall. Might go 215/60/16 next time to gain a lil more height. Lower pipe got scarred up pretty good Canyon carving on the invasion.... Speedo is only 3mph fast with the euro gears and 205 under it now.
 

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Yep, put em in last winter, few months after the ct... like the change
mind me asking where you got your gears.... and did you put the spacer behind the left gear to take out the slack?
 

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mind me asking where you got your gears.... and did you put the spacer behind the left gear to take out the slack?

Power sports warehouse.com, just enter the gear and gasket part#s. I did install a shim to remove most of the slide end play of the gear on the splines. Maybe not always necessary, but the new gear had more movement then the OEM gear.


http://www.powersportswarehouse.com/ECommerce/ViewCart
 

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thanks a bunch!
 

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Ok dumb question coming..... in changing to the euro gears did/does that affect the speedometer any?
 

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Ok dumb question coming..... in changing to the euro gears did/does that affect the speedometer any?
5% tops maybe. the speedo sensor is counting teeth on that final drive gear you just changed 52t to 48t. yor readings should be approx 5% slower. corrected for the over bilt into those systems.
 
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