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If you have installed both SWP's - how many mph did it add to your "comfortable range"

example - before SWP's you were comfortable up to 65 mph. Now you can cruise comfortably at 75 mph. SWP's added 10 mph to your "comfort range"
 

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I have the front SWP pulley and a rear custom 61 tooth pulley and I can say, Yes it is much more comfortable at 70, also adds about 10mph to top speed (don't know personally but the math says so).
A good source of info for this is http://www.gearingcommander.com/
 

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Excuse the hijack fellas. Bytehead, this custom 61 tooth rear pulley you mentioned....could you give us some info, if not the Scootworks. I want so bad to do something about the eyesore Kawi put on, but we don`t have many choices. I sent an email to Barons suggesting that a chrome cover would be worth their while to fab up, since a ton of us 9`ers would gobble them up in a hurry, but never heard back. Would love to see what what you have...thanks!
 

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Excuse the hijack fellas. Bytehead, this custom 61 tooth rear pulley you mentioned....could you give us some info, if not the Scootworks. I want so bad to do something about the eyesore Kawi put on, but we don`t have many choices. I sent an email to Barons suggesting that a chrome cover would be worth their while to fab up, since a ton of us 9`ers would gobble them up in a hurry, but never heard back. Would love to see what what you have...thanks!
I will get pic later but think of a solid disk with a pulley on the edge, no cut outs and no chrome just polished solid disk. Not pretty but i use saddle bags so you cannot see it anyway.

It is actually a blank for an HD that is used to make custom pulleys on a cut out machine.

I live in the Dallas area and found a custom wheel and pulley shop. Paid them a visit and explained what i wanted and they whipped one out, drilled holes to match my old pulley and mounted and shimed it.

Now comes the gotcha, a 61 tooth is one tooth too small to use alone, the belt will not tighten up so you get lots of noise from the loose belt. After the SWP front went on the belt is perfect.
I got the custom work done for 300 and am glad to get it done.

Keep in mind I also have a DARKSIDE rear tire at 195/65

OK here are the numbers from gearingcommander.com
rear 61 tooth is 6.6% difference for -249 rpms at 70
rear and front is 13.23% difference for -542 rpms at 70 = 3550 rpms at 70
top speed calculated for both pulleys is 119mph

One point of interest is the New SWP the reworked one is PERFECT no noise at all. But DO NOT order it from SW get it from MEANCYCLES.COM yes i had nothing but trouble from SW.

Now 70 is smooth.

I cannot attest to trying this combo out with a stock engine setup. I have jacked my HP up to 57+ ( it is possible with the right combo). But I have no prob with take off.

Also keep in mind for dyno test that the overdrive pulley will show less HP than reality so just add the percentage back and you are good.

Ok with that let the doubters flaming begin.
Any one living in the Dallas Area is welcome to test it out just give me a shout.
 

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I run the front scootworks pulley, and I'm happy with it. If you take an hour to swap back to stock pulley, you can feel it's a bit peppier, but 5th gear... dang... it seems to be really winding up. So the SW pulley is on the bike...

The newer ones don't squeak... the older versions are known to squeak sometimes- as Kawasaki changed belt suppliers and I guess the teeth don't mesh right so no matter what you do, it still squeaks away. Gosh I'm glad they exchanged me the old for a new version without any hassle... :)
 

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SW did me right when I had front pulley issues

Some have obviously had issues dealing with SW but I'm glad I went through them directly for my front pulley purchase. When the squealing wouldn't stop the first season I owned a front pulley it was a simple email to get a replacement. When my zip code was inaccurate I rx'd a call from their front office to clear the error (nice lady) and the pulley arrived in a couple of days. Never dealt with MC so nothing against them. I just wonder what you do if a problem like mine arises and you have to go through a middleman. ??

JMO and experience.
 

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I've been running both front and rear SW pulleys with a 200 on the rear for over a year and love it. I would have traded my ride so I'm glad I gave it a shot. Before the sw front pulley and the 200 upgrade I could go about 65 mph and I would be looking for another gear. Six months later and still unhappy with highway riding I decided to give the rear sw pulley a try and with both sw pulleys and the 200 now I can go TRUE 80mph very comfortable with no engine vibrations and I can see through my rear view mirrors very clear. Down side just like when it was stock oem now with this upgrades my speedo is way off. It reads i'm going 70mph but gps reas about 8 miles over. Now I can cruise with the big boys on a very comfortable 75mph+ all day long and still have plenty of power to accelerate when those moment arrive. The second downside is you mpg will decrease a bit but if you are that concern then you probably ride a smaller bike.
 

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V TWIN - thanks for informative response.

With your setup (both pulleys, 200 rear), have you ever felt that the bike was now too sluggish off the line or @ mid speeds around town? I am considering both pulleys + 200, but am concerned about loss of power with higher gearing.
 

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V TWIN - thanks for informative response.

With your setup (both pulleys, 200 rear), have you ever felt that the bike was now too sluggish off the line or @ mid speeds around town? I am considering both pulleys + 200, but am concerned about loss of power with higher gearing.
Some have reported a slight loss of power but to be honest I believe you just have to adjust and learn the new shifting points. Also there're only a handfull or two of riders that truly have upgraded both pulleys and most if not all highly recommend it. Riding around town is a dream because you don't have to shift up or down as often as before and on highway I still have plenty of passing power even when two up and going true 80mph. Let me put it this way, I ride with a group of big boys and head to head I can keep up with a Fat Boy, Heritage soft tail and a VTX 1300 so this tells you there is no loss of power. Now my other friends with a Road Glide, Ultra Classic SE and the big monster of the VTX 1800 I stand no chance but it was the same before the upgrades. People pay top dollar for this pulleys even when used so give it a shot and if you don't like it you can allways sale them and possibly not loose a dime.
 

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rode a couple hundred miles this weekend
really got tired of the "buzz" at 65 - 70 mph
so ordered BOTH pulleys, will report back after they are installed
 

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Ordered rear pulley a few weeks ago. Looking forward to installing and riding the results. Currently, I am fomfortable at 60-65mph, but look for that extra gear once I hit 65.
 

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Mrs. Bulldozer has had both pulleys on her baby for 2 years, she loves em. Never a problem and she is never looking for the mystical 6th gear like she did before.. Bulldozer
 

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I put front pulley on last year that I bought through meancycles. very fast shipping. Dec,31 2011 I ordered the rear from scootworks because they had a christmas special on and I have yet to receive it. I sent 4 emails and got one reply saying that they moved to a larger facility and would get a better answer on my order by the end of the day (that was 2 weeks ago) FYI so hopefully I will have it soon
 

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I put front pulley on last year that I bought through meancycles. very fast shipping. Dec,31 2011 I ordered the rear from scootworks because they had a christmas special on and I have yet to receive it. I sent 4 emails and got one reply saying that they moved to a larger facility and would get a better answer on my order by the end of the day (that was 2 weeks ago) FYI so hopefully I will have it soon
Ordered my rear pulley from Meancycles 3 weeks ago, and have recieved the same messaging about scootworks moving and consolidating manufacturing. All I want is my pulley, and have not been able to get an answer as to when they will ship. I know Meancycles is not happy (as they have forward me the responses from Scootworks), but this is getting old fast. Hopefully, we'll get a status soon....
 

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I was leary of SW so I ordered A $100 product as a test prior to trusting them with my pulley order! To make a long story short,I never did get the product...after receiving a number of excuses and weeks later I demanded my money back!Twice!I finally did get the refund but not the $26 for shipping!!!!They appologized and admitted that they never sent me the product and asked if I still wanted it,I said yes but ordered from someone else.By the way I ordered my SW front pulley from Meancycles and am 100% satisfied with the whole deal.For anyone waiting on products from SW!I say be persistant bug them everyday.Like I did!
 

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Like the post above I ordered the front pulley from SW in February of 2010, they charged my account and then sent me an email saying the shipping would be delayed. I waited and waited 5 weeks, sent two email's asking for info. Then I see on the forum that a member had ordered a pulley a week before and had received it in one week. :mad: NOW IM PO'ED. Sent an email demanding shipping info which was ignored. :mad: Four days later i send another email demanding a refund.:mad: The refund took 6 weeks to get.:mad: No apologies no nothing. :mad:
Moral, order the pulley from Mean cycles, They don't charge your account until they ship and they do let you know what is going on. :)

As for the pulley, the new design (since March of 2011) does not have any noise issues, no issues with loss of power (just adjust your clutch point) and works as desired. Now if someone else made it, it would be perfect.
 

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i find the best way to get rid of that 65-75mph vibes is to speed er up to 80-85.....smooth as can be !!!!!!.. funny thing is when i did have a six speed bike (83 650 nighthawk) i was always looking for that missing SEVENTH gear even with gear indicator....
 
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