Belts and chains

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by kemo, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Have noticed that guys that run an open belt primary use a chain for final drive, and have you noticed that we who use a belt for final drive use a chain for the primary.I think that we are never satisfied with what we got.
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The chain final drive is usually done for using a fatter tire or just for the old school look.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sorry kemo but im happy with mine the way it was made at the factory in 1992 it seems to work well for me
    although id be happy with a chain final drive would be esier to replace a chain than a belt but it would have to be done far more often but then id need to change the sprockets every second chain and that would be a pest

    och i like my bike the way it is for now

    Brian
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I agree kemo; Most of the new cars and trucks come from the factory with great looking wheels (Harley's too), but there's still a big aftermarket demand for custom wheels. Whatever came stock isn't cool enough. That's why it's called "disposable" income. :p
     
  5. pjones

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    Hi
    I am switching to sprockets and chain for various reasons... tire clearance, cost, old school look, ease of roadside maintenance etc...years ago thats all I ever had was a chain drive...anyhow...do you know the sprocket counts I need to replace my pulleys to maintain the same stock gear ratios.
    Thanks
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  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Belt to Chain - Harley Davidson Community
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  7. pjones

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    Thanks glider...you have been a great help
    pat
     
  8. pjones

    pjones Member

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    Glider...I just want to run the number by you to see if I am on the right track...my pulley sizes are 61/32 = ratio of 1.9. I wanted to go with 66/32 = 2.06 to lower my highway rpm. So looking at the chain coversion table...it looks like 50/23 tooth sprockets will give me the 2.06 ratio I am looking for???
    For me...nothing is ever that simple.
    pat