V-Twin Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
WOW!! Now I know I have not ridden in about 3 weeks and everything is going to seem a little spunky, But this baby flat out RIPS!! Installation went without a hitch. Alignment and tension fell in, with out the added adjusters. Launch is Super Improved with wheelspin popping up with a over zealous throttle hand! In turn roll-on has zero engine lugg! 60 mph = 3900rpm, 75mph = 4800rpm in top gear. I can't give you speedo specs yet, or gas mileage[ coming soon] But you won't care! I give it two thumbs up!.. maybe a couple of toes!
Best: Steve
 

·
IronButthead
Joined
·
980 Posts
Oh so cool! My heart's racin' already (but yep, I'm still a little concerned about MPG. I'm not actually lookin' to race, I want to be able to take my bike on longer trips without stoppin' for fuel every 75 miles.)

Thanks for all the great V-rod work! Keep us posted!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
182 Posts
Steve,
I do not think there is any speedo error - my calc said 3940 @ 60 mph which is just about spot on with your estimate - If speedo error was going to be a problem - i.e. off the crank then you would have had the same reading as before on the tach which would have produced an approx. 7% error. How much adlustment is left in the belt - any high speed concerns with the adjustment? How do the extenders work and do you expect any high speed problems with them?
Kevin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I,m about 1/2" from the end of the eccentric. I didn't use the extenders. If the fellow brings in the speed check before it snows I can get a Seedo test done.
Best: Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
I am very interested in this modificaton. I am concerned about the belt *just* fitting. I already have 7700 miles on the old Rod, and I plan to at least duplicate last year as soon as the snow melts.

Does anyone have any information on how many "teeth" the stock belt has? Does anyone sell a slightly smaller belt, with less "teeth" that would work better in this application?

Also I would like to know if this is a fairly easy installation? Also can a regular non-mechanical person perform it with his basic tools?

Thanks for the information guys. Keep on riding.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Hello Bruzer:
If the belt won't reach proper tension you will need to install a set of the axel adjuster extenders. this gives you plenty of adjustment. Install is easy and takes about 15 minutes. You will need metric tools.
Hope that helps!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
913 Posts
kspz3 said:
Steve,
I do not think there is any speedo error - my calc said 3940 @ 60 mph which is just about spot on with your estimate - If speedo error was going to be a problem - i.e. off the crank then you would have had the same reading as before on the tach which would have produced an approx. 7% error. How much adlustment is left in the belt - any high speed concerns with the adjustment? How do the extenders work and do you expect any high speed problems with them?
Kevin
There is speedo error of 7%. I installed mine yesterday, and 60 indicated is about 3400 rpm but I'm actually only doing 56 mph. I'm not complaining at all, just wanted to clarify. I love the lower gearing.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top