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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do they make a chain conversion for these?
Why would you want to do that? It's a zero maintenence belt. No adjustment, no replacing....EVER! And you dont get the drive line lash of a chain.



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you make belts seem so great, its a wonder 99% of companys dont utilize a belt.

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you make belts seem so great, its a wonder 99% of companys dont utilize a belt.
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you make belts seem so great, its a wonder 99% of companys dont utilize a belt.

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Go ride your I4.



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I love the I4... i have no need for anything else.
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Why would you want to do that? It's a zero maintenence belt. No adjustment, no replacing....EVER! And you dont get the drive line lash of a chain.
I guess it works for a bike that doesn't red line high. I don't think that set up would work on a 14,000+ rpm bike.
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I guess it works for a bike that doesn't red line high. I don't think that set up would work on a 14,000+ rpm bike.
Possibly not.



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Go ride your I4.
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yea they make chain conversions, which seem to be manditory for the racing classes. Plus buell just released the XBRR swingarm which is setup for chaindrive and adjustable axle, also the XBRR front caliper, slipper clutch, and ohlins steering damper. According to the newest Fuell magazine anyhow
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you make belts seem so great, its a wonder 99% of companys dont utilize a belt.
Because the buell is roght at the threshhold of the power a belt can handle. Modern japanese bikes have too much power to use belts. The general opinion is that a belt is perfect up to a hundred horsepower and a chain should be utilized above.
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you make belts seem so great, its a wonder 99% of companys dont utilize a belt.

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Belts started to be used by HD to eliminate chain noise.

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I guess it works for a bike that doesn't red line high. I don't think that set up would work on a 14,000+ rpm bike.
revs have NOTHING to do with it! Those revs are completely irrelivant once the power goes thru the tranny!!!

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Because the buell is roght at the threshhold of the power a belt can handle. Modern japanese bikes have too much power to use belts. The general opinion is that a belt is perfect up to a hundred horsepower and a chain should be utilized above.
cough...um... NO

My chop runs a belt!! And it puts down like 117hp and 117 torque. And besides, its the torque that will eat up belts not horsepower!

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Leave them on. Those aren't that bad and they are hidden near the neck.




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Belt VS Chain

I didn't want to hi-jack osp's new bike thread with discussion about chains versus belts so here is a new thread. It is my belief that a belt is not practical for truly high horsepower applications I think that a belt is a great way to drive a bike's rear wheel the teeth of a belt could not stand up to really high horses. Maybe suspension travel is relavant as well and this maybe why the big for japs don't use belts on their sportbikes. Either way post up what you guys thing about pros and cons of belt drive...
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There will be a day when a belt may be a better choice than a chain, but that day is not close. Belts have too many durability issues, but that is really their only downfall IMO...


shaft drive, anybody ?
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shaft drive has alot of complications. However, BMW has eemed to overcome those.

That being said... i can move over those posts about chain... give me a min...




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I didn't want to hi-jack osp's new bike thread with discussion about chains versus belts so here is a new thread. It is my belief that a belt is not practical for truly high horsepower applications I think that a belt is a great way to drive a bike's rear wheel the teeth of a belt could not stand up to really high horses. Maybe suspension travel is relavant as well and this maybe why the big for japs don't use belts on their sportbikes. Either way post up what you guys thing about pros and cons of belt drive...
It's ok, jack away at my threads... It doesn't bother me a bit... Anyway...

Pros:
less maintenance (cleaning, lubing, adjusting... that's for puzzies. )
quiet
lightweight

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wide!
honkin' rear pulley
misunderstood

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There will be a day when a belt may be a better choice than a chain, but that day is not close. Belts have too many durability issues, but that is really their only downfall IMO...

shaft drive, anybody ?
My belt has a LIFETIME warranty... So much for durability issues.

Shafts are HEAVY.
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I love my belt on the chop. Got sick of the chain maintance!!




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I love my belt on the chop. Got sick of the chain maintance!!
Maintenance in general was part of my decision to buy a Buell... Put some juice in various places everyone once in a while and go...

Plus the belts looks sick!
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Oh I give ya mad props for the Buell!!




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There will be a day when a belt may be a better choice than a chain, but that day is not close. Belts have too many durability issues, but that is really their only downfall IMO...


shaft drive, anybody ?
What???? Do some reseach, friend. The Buells have a LIFETIME belt. No maintenence.



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With the technology around they can actually make blets that are stronger than chains. Further, most of your cars run timing belts that run how many trillions of revolutions in thier lifetime under some of the most grueling conditions.




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With the technology around they can actually make blets that are stronger than chains. Further, most of your cars run timing belts that run how many trillions of revolutions in thier lifetime under some of the most grueling conditions.

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