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Even cheap Bigtwin kicker gears work light years better than Sportster gears. This is completely straight forward and easy. The most likely issue is pipe clearance. Everything else is easy as pie. The monster TO bearing is indestructible, but the radial one will fall apart after only 10-15 years of service, provided you run a real snapring instead of the flimsy "c" clip they come with.
 

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I've only had to replace a couple of radial bearings, and they were all on bikes which had chronic leaking, and they still were 5-10 years old! Granted none were suicide clutches. If you keep 'em full of oil and use snap rings, they last just fine, although the big truck looking one will triple the life expectancy for sure, to like 30-40 years (if not forever!)!
 

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If the radials were that bad, we'd be seeing 10 years worth of bikes all needing new T/O bearings constantly. The truck looking one is clearly better, but the radial works fine if set up correctly.
 
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