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Adding Reverse Gear To Some Harley's and Some Twin Cam/5 speed tranny's.

I have had quite a few questions regarding adding a reverse gear to bikes.

I am in the process of rebuilding my Suzuki VS800 Intruder and adding a Voyager Trike Kit to it. While searching, I found that Tabor Trikes USA has a Reverse Gear Kit for the following bikes;

Reverse Gear for Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Now available for 6 speed transmissions

Available for 1984-1999 Evo/5-speed and 1999-2005 Twin Cam/5-speed transmissions.

You can contact them for more information. There is a CONTACT link on the left side of the page. It's the bottom "Link Button". Please use it to find out if they have a Reverse Gear for your bike if it's not listed above. They are always adding new items.

Here is the Website Link. Tabor Reverse Gear Kit

The Reverse Gear Kits are expensive, $1349.00, but well worth the cost if you are disabled as I am. Here are the installation instructions;

Page 1 Instructions
Page 2 Instructions
Page 3 Instructions
Page 4 Instructions

I hope this helps in answering your questions regarding Adding Reverse Gears to your Bike.



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Hi, Brandon great talking to you on "6ya" hope everything works out I have added some VS800 links just in case it's not a VL800 and the usual suspects are:
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