Ultra rear chain mod?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Joe2007ultra, May 9, 2013.

  1. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

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    Ok I have just about had it with rear drive belts. Picked up a stone last fall and cut my belt . Changed forward and aft pulleys and belt this past winter. Now here's where the fun starts . 120 miles on new belt picked up another stone. I've just about had it with this belt stuff. Question is has anyone on here ever changed over to a chain drive? Honda and BMW are really starting to look good. I am a jet tech and I'm getting tired of turning wrenches all day and coming home and having to wrench some more on my relaxation toy.
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  2. HDSickness

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    Extremely bad luck?
    Never had a single issue with belt neither has anyone I know.
    You ride a lot of gravel roads?
     
  3. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

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    No, but they use a lot of sand during the winter here on the roads.
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  4. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    I haven't done it but a friend has. His was on a 2000 RK. Your problem might be with the rear pulley Isolator set up. You may want to check with Baker Transmission or Jim's to see what they offer.
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  5. Joe2007ultra

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    Thanks tour box. It is all new all stock. Pulleys belt isolator, straight from Moco. It's FOD damage. I can see where the stone got in the rear pulley valley and stayed there for a couple of cycles and then left the bike, actually think I herd it ding when it left. That's what made me look when I came back from the ride and found the marks in the belt.
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Did the stone break thru the belt? Curious, I have seen holes in belts give many extra miles, not saying I would do it tho these belts are pretty tough JMO
     
  7. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Joe2007ultra;what I was referring to with the isolator set up was different spacing arrangements by going to a sprocket set up.
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