May 18, 2017


Big thanks to Baker for supporting Born-Free. We will be giving away The Baker 4 Speed Transmission in an upcoming promotion. In the meantime please read the press release below and learn about this awesome trans.



Michelle Baker                            
(517) 775-6593
(517) 339-4590
(517) 339-3835
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9804 E. Saginaw
Haslett, MI 48840


The BAKER 4-Speed Transmission


Haslett, MI May 1, 2017 - The introduction of the Knucklehead and the 4-speed in 1936 marked an epoch in the history of American motorcycles. Many consider the period of 1936-1984 the holy grail of Harley-Davidson. To carry on that legacy, BAKER Drivetrain developed the BAKER 4-speed Transmission.


The external architecture of the BAKER cast 4-speed transmission case was modeled after factory cases to capture all of the details and character of the original design. BAKER Drivetrain has made many functional upgrades to address the shortcomings of the original design like leaks, serviceability, and durability. 


The loose rollers on the main drive gear were replaced with a radial ball bearing. The bronze bushings on the gear set were replaced with caged needle bearings. BAKER Drivetrain added a provision, hidden in the back of the case, for an electronic speedo but retained the traditional worm gear speedo provision on the front of the case. The stock Fred

Flintstone shift detent was replaced with a snot-slick linear ball bearing detent for that smooth ‘snick-pop’ shift quality that BAKER customers expect.


The BAKER 4-speed transmission is available with a ratchet top or jockey top cover and has three different case finishes available: classic raw finish, wrinkle black finish or polished finish.   BAKER offers three variations of the shift drum and offer four different lengths in main shafts. All BAKER 4-speeds come standard with the BAKER Klassic Kicker Gears. For more information on the BAKER 4-Speed Transmission, go to 


ABOUT BAKER DRIVETRAIN:  BAKER Drivetrain is and always will be dedicated to premium drivetrain standards for the American big-twin motorcycles. BAKER Drivetrain is committed to using materials, labor, creativity, know-how and grit that is born or made in the USA. As an American company standing on the forefront of innovation in their market, Baker Drivetrain feels it is their duty to keep this company on the leading edge. 


BAKER Drivetrain continues to introduce new solutions based on empirically-based inspiration as they ride their American V-Twins and get ideas from their American riding buddies using their proven engineering methodologies. To maintain their reputation of quality as they develop products, their strict research and development practices will never be compromised. Baker’s iron-fisted protocol of an intense attention to detail will always be exercised in manufacturing to continue to earn their position as the American Motorcycle Drivetrain authority. Convinced that BAKER Drivetrain produces the best products out there, the team at BAKER Drivetrain stands shoulder-to-shoulder behind the guaranteed products that they release with plain-English-speaking technical support before and after your purchase. 


Because of this strict commitment to quality using the finest people and materials along with a dedicated focus to the American motorcycle drivetrain, BAKER maintains its seat as the American V-Twin drivetrain authority.  For more information go to



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