Belt vs chain
Been there, done that... switched back to belt from chain .
Tried the Gates narrow belt. Two weeks, tensioned correctly. Snapped like it was a rubber band when I hit it at 2,000 rpm in first.
Went to the 1.5" "sidecar belt" from Harley and the required rear pulley change, no issues.
Bottom line, in my opinion, which may not be worth much, if you have lots trq and HP, AND you want to actually use it below 30 mph, the skinny belt will not cut it.
Probably going to get responses about how guys have more hp/trq than me and no issues... Well, put my fat ass on your bagger, let me have the clutch fully engaged and see what happens when I smack the throttle WFO at 15mph... Bottom line, chain or BIG belt is needed for high HP/TRQ motors unless you want to baby them and
what the hell is the point in that??
Normal is an unnatural way of living
force fed to us by the "authorities" starting shortly after birth. Reject it
and enjoy living.
01 Road King, 120R ,Mikuni 48,
Baker OD6 with "R" ratios,
Baker+1 pan, S&S IST ignition,
Fat Cat standard baffle,
Baker 22 tooth comp sprocket + fat shoe,
Rivera pro clutch with vpp,
Boss Noss juice kit,
VII 7gallon gas tank,
Works Perf suspension front and back.