The stock ratchet pawl used from 80-00 utilized a scissor spring that was well known for break - ing. Each time an upshift or downshift is made the pawl spring is cycled. After many cycles, the spring breaks. The unfortunate side effect of this failure is the broken spring led going through the transmission gears and destroying the transmission. Any seasoned tech has seen this one. The Baker new ratchet pawl utilizes a rectangular cross-section spring like the 21st century Big Twins. Other improvement is the lever beak for overshift protection.
NoteFits Harley-Davidson Big Twin '80-'99 models.