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O3 with only 5 gears??

My buddy traded a 03 LT for an 09. He claims his O3 had only 5 gears. Either he doesn't know his motorcycle or was there a recall I maybe missing?

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Re: O3 with only 5 gears??

They ARE only 5 speed. 5 forward gears.

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5 is all they need.
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Re: O3 with only 5 gears??

The brochure calls it a 6 speed transmission but one of them is reverse.

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The brochure calls it a 6 speed transmission but one of them is reverse.
Even that is inaccurate. It doesn't use engine/transmittion 'gearing' to run the transmittion back asswards it uses the starter motor.

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Even that is inaccurate. It doesn't use engine/transmittion 'gearing' to run the transmittion back asswards it uses the starter motor.
The starter motor drives gears in the transmission. The starter doesn't have its own connection to the rear wheel.

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When i posted this I realized, which you all confirmed. Thanks. My bubbly got sweet sweet deal on an 09 w 10k on....... I am happy for him.

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Which model year did they give more horse power?

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The starter motor drives gears in the transmission. The starter doesn't have its own connection to the rear wheel.
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Which model year did they give more horse power?
2005 added more horse power, power center stand, changed front rake angle, and more narrow seat. Still no sixth gear.

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When i posted this I realized, which you all confirmed. Thanks. My bubbly got sweet sweet deal on an 09 w 10k on....... I am happy for him.
I hope you meant "My buddy"... but then I don't know what Florida is like....

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I hope you meant "My buddy"... but then I don't know what Florida is like....
Awesome! I can't write or spell and sure I typed that from the phone, blaming fat fingers......

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Thanks for all the advice......u guys are better than google!

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