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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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SE6 transmission basics

I've been trying to find a schematic or other write-up to help me understand the basics of the SE6 transmission. I've heard it's a belt, not lubricated gears. I'd rather not have to buy a service manual. Can anyone describe the basics of how it works? Thanks very much.
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It might depend on which model you have with the SE6 but in general, the "automatic" transmissions are not that different than your "standard" motorcycle gearbox. The difference is with the electric clutch and throttle control.

That big CLUNK you hear upon the first shift each morning should give you a good clue that gears are still involved.

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There is no belt in the SE6 transmission.

The only belt used is to transmit power from the transmission output sprocket to the rear wheel.

The actual transmission is a fairly conventional six speed, except that it has a reverse gear.

The clutch is somewhat different, it is control by the computer and engaged hydraulically using engine oil as the hydraulic fluid.

The changing of the gears is also control hydraulically by the computer.
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