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4-speed Transmission 45”/750cc

Fully assembled, ready-to-install, 4-speed (!) transmissions for 1941-up 45 cui./750 cc Sidevalve Harleys.

It is a fact that while the engines seem to last forever, those worn, clunky transmissions can be a continuous source for trouble. Full restorations - and that’s exactly what is often required - are expensive and tasks for the real experienced only, so it is definitely worthwhile to consider a complete replacement. Especially when this replacement is not just a well functioning duplicate of the same old thing but a large improvement, too.

A real drawback with original 3-speed transmissions is the large gear ratio difference between 1st and 2nd, i.e. from 2.47 to 1.57:1 with a consequent big rpm drop. If you ever rode 2-up in the mountains you will know how annoying this can be. The 4-speed version with its extra gear is a vast improvement here because it allows you to stay in the power band much better for an overall riding performance unknown before. Additionally, all gears are machined from modern materials for higher strength and feature an updated tooth-design for smoother and quieter running. Solo machines, sidecar rigs and Servi-Cars - all likewise benfit from these features.

As stated above the 4-speed transmission comes completely assembled with all gears, shafts and covers installed for a quick, straightforward installation. It accepts your original primary drive with clutch and the chain sprocket with cover. It looks exactly the same as its 3-speed counterpart so nobody can tell the difference from its outer appearance. The only extra part required is a 4-speed shifter gate.

Stock 3-speed gear ratios:

1st - 2.47:1

2nd - 1.57:1

3rd- 1:1

4-speed gear ratios:

1st - 2.67:1

2nd - 2.03:1

3rd - 1.42:1

4th - 1:1

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These transmissions are designed for →1946 shifter gates (1st gear forward).
4-speed transmission by Samwel Supplies, fits 45”/750cc Flatheads 1941-1946, cast aluminum / steel, Europe
W&W# Picture Price incl. VAT* Available from warehouse Germany?
74-003 4-speed Transmission 45”/750cc 2,169.00 € each
in stock
* The price includes German VAT (19% or reduced rate of 7% for Books).

Accessories:

  • 86-146

    86-146 Adjuster screw, for Transmission, fits 750cc 1929-1963, parkerised, length: 78 mm, thread: 3/8”-16, replaces OEM 34736-27, gross weight: 50 g

  • 94-900

    94-900 Oil by PanAm, SAE 50, usage: engine / transmission, regular, Germany, gross weight: 960 g

  • 45-854

    45-854 Shifter gate, fits Big Twin 1937-1938 and 1940-1946, 4 speed, chrome-plated, replaces OEM 2209-37, and 33789-37, gross weight: 160 g

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  • 4-Speed Conversion Kit 45”/750cc

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