Belt to chain conversion on an 06 883/1200

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by trainman, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. trainman

    trainman Member

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    I want to convert to chain on the rear of my XL883/1200.
    What size sprockets are needed to retain the stock gearing (28-65)?
    Rear tire is standard width so no not need offset front sprocket.
    Anyone with a good source for these parts? Part numbers?

    Thank you.

    John
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Just curious - why do you want to do this?
     
  3. trainman

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    I have an Undertaker trailer system which lifts the front wheel up and the rear is on the pavement. With high pipes it is a nightmare to remove the belt for moving long distances.
    With a chain I can just pop the master link and I am on my way.

    UndertakerMTS - Motorcycle Trailers, trailer, bike

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    John
     
  4. trainman

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  5. trainman

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    Done!!!

    (1) PBI 283-25T transmission sprocket with .500" offset.
    (1) PBI 2073 60T flat sprocket.
    (1) MotoParts 530 -120 O Ring Chain.
    (1) Cycle Parts for less DS1201-0600 1/2" rear spacer.
    (5) Five Fastenal 7/16-14 X 2 1/4 long Grade 8 Hex head Bolts.
    (1) Tube of Red Locktite.

    For a grand total of about $240.00 for parts including shipping.

    Some people have asked me: isn't that a step backwards? My reply is that I just want
    to put the SPORT back into my Sportster! I also do some off road riding so this was a
    logical choice.

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  6. Spade5

    Spade5 Active Member

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    Looks good to me. Not being up to date on modern day chains, what sort of maintenance is involved?
     
  7. trainman

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    Years ago (40) when I use race I just used motor oil and let it sling off and add more as needed. Today with "X" Ring and "O" Ring chains and more street riding than dirt I am going to try Bel Ray or some similar Chain Lube.
     
  8. hdjkboz

    hdjkboz New Member

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    Just saying this I saw a post on c-list here in Phoenix a complete kit for $350 I like your price better. But, when I rode Ninjas I used a tipe of spray wax lube.
     
  9. trainman

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    I am up for anything that does a good job of lubrication the chain/sprockets and does not sling off. Thanks for the tip on chain wax.