hmmmmmCount Desmo said:The belt drive system off of the smaller BMW's would be a better option than HD parts. Some of the F650s have belt drives, and the new 800cc parallel twins are belt drive. I imagine they would be more adaptable than cruiser parts.
DSS. I would do it to my bike.iBike said:That's a mod' I would do, if it works out.
One thing we have now is a choice of front/rear sprockets allowing us to choose the final drive characteristic we want (15/41 on my bike vs 15/39 stock). There might not be as many choices, right now, for the belts. OTOH, if it works, there COULD be someone offering it.
Are you thinking SSS or DSS?
I found them: http://www.vh-motorradtechnik.de/index.phputzelu said:Finally we see the idea becoming a reality... Any info about who is making it?
It seems these guys are engineering belt drive conversion kits for other bikes also (there's a brochure for the Suzuki Bandit in the photo)
Are you sure you're not confusing belt drive with a CVT tranny? The only choices I know of for ATVs is chain or shaft but the CVT trannys have a belt. The power delivery of a CVT is definitely noticeably lacking the immediate power hit of a conventional gearbox.BastrdHK said:I have ridden belt driven four wheelers before. I was not happy with the power delivery.
Interesting. I noticed that this set-up does not have a belt tensioner like The Buells. I know that all Ducs have a chain tensioning mechanism but with that AND a belt tensioner I think there would be enough range to allow for different gearing. It might also make it easyer to find a belt that fits.neamuu said:check out this link, it's possible !!! [thumbsup]
hope there will be a conversion kit available soon
the buell tensioner is not what most people think. its sole purpose is to allow for a higher swing arm pivot, which would require the belt be significantly different lengths at full droop / compression. the idler is fixed and is not spring loaded, so as the suspension compresses the tensioner comes away from the belt. it's a pretty slick solution to one of the issues with using harley parts.Duc Duc Goose said:Interesting. I noticed that this set-up does not have a belt tensioner like The Buells. I know that all Ducs have a chain tensioning mechanism but with that AND a belt tensioner I think there would be enough range to allow for different gearing. It might also make it easyer to find a belt that fits.