Belts and Chains

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by RickyBobby, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. RickyBobby

    RickyBobby Active Member

    I was riding home this evening when I spied a dog near the road. I get my adrenalin up at the sight of one that could be thinking about some tire biting. I hit a dog many years ago with my bike and I was lucky enough to escape a wreck, but it felt like I was in the air for a while. The dog was not so lucky I am afraid.
    Well, this dog tonight did not even pay me any mind at all. That got me thinking for the rest of the way, could there be something about the noise of the chain drives that affect dogs. I don't seem to have any problems with them at all like I did on my chain drives. Even my primary does not seem to make as much noise as the old shovel did.
    My question is do you notice any difference with dogs and belt drives? I am just curious if there is a connection there or my imagination going wild again.
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

    I had a young dog chase me home last night. At first I thought that he was aggressive, so I hit the throttle and thought that I got rid of him. A 1/4 mile up the road I look over to my left and there he is just smokin. I turn up my road and he still is with me and turn into my drive way and he is still there. I park the bike in the shop and he won't come near me, he takes off in a second and the end.
  3. nrs2420

    nrs2420 Member

    Been chased by a couple dogs. I think you just found a dog that is use to motorcycle traffic.
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    Amen on that!
  5. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    Maybe he wanted to make sure it was you.:newsmile100::newsmile100:
  6. fisherman124

    fisherman124 Active Member

    i drive my friends dog crazy , its out barking running up and down the fence , when ur across the street . stop in front of house dog goes crazy open the gate go inside the dog runs away . it dont like bikes or men
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    My dog does not like my bikes if it looks like im going near a bike he goes daft and starts barking at the front wheel
    But then he seems to get upset with almost anything with an electric motor in it
    so perhaps it is the starter motor or the charging system i just dont know

  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    I think it is the low frequency vibration of the motors that hurts there heads, My german sheppard Hated my 60 fl:newsmile100:
  9. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

    It's funny, my old yellow lab when she was a pup, I took the cover off the tourbox and leashed her in it a couple times when she was young. She like us loved to ride but got to big but still wanted to go everytime I started the bike.
  10. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

    Amen for belt drive. Been mucking about with a Scotoiler on my ricer which a tech broke (and then denied of course....) and it's driven me crazy. The belt on my sportster is a joy by comparison...