Converting a 79 FXS to 5 Spd. Belt Drive?

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by hogrotten, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    I'm building a 1979 Low Rider and was wondering if anyone could tell me if it's possibile to use a five speed with belt drive.

    I apreciate any info I might get, thnx Hogrroten. :D
     
  2. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Active Member Contributor

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    Take a look at the Phoenix, AZ, Craigslist. There is a 5 speed tranny that the seller says came out of a 1983 shovelhead FXR. Search under "FXR".

    The listing has a phone number. He might know if there is enough space for the pulleys. I suspect there is not, but don't have first-hand knowledge.

    Good luck.
     
  3. thewoff

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    what year did the fxb first appear?..... should work.
     
  4. Jonas

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    It is possible. They make a aftermarket five speed that will bolt on your bike. I do not think a Stock Harley Five Speed Transmssion will bolt in with out major changes.

    Are you wanting to go primary and secondary belt drive?
     
  5. hogrotten

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    No, just thinkin about belt for the secondary. I'm not that fond of chains to much maintenance and grime.:bigsmiley15:
     
  6. Jonas

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  7. prodrag1320

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    you`ll need a 4 to 5 speed case(sputhe,baker,S&S or revtech)find a 5 speed trans,install it in the case,now youll need a STURGIS inner primary,belt and a ft & rear pully,done.we`ve done it,not a real big deal,but not cheap either
     
  8. hogrotten

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    Cool, thanx prodrag.So the 5 in a 4 tranny,fx sturgis inner primary and sprockets? Supose we'll need a wheel from a sturgis to correct?

    Thank ya sir!
    weren't the sturgis bikes belt primary and secondary? If so will the inner primary work with a chain primary set-up?
     
  9. shovelrider

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    When doing this conversion you will need to change the swingarm as the "sturgis" swingarm is wider.
     
  10. Jonas

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    If he is only changing the secondary to belt. Will he still have to change swingarm. I had 1983 FLHS with stock secondary belt drive, chain primary.