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Discussion in 'Customizing & Add-ons' started by JR03CHOPPER, May 1, 2017.

  1. JR03CHOPPER

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    Question to those of you that are running Karata belt drives on your K9's. Was it a simple swap? Did you need to fabricate any parts? Is a new inner primary plate needed?

    I found a Karata belt kit...for a good price, but it does not have an inner primary plate listed. It also doesn't have an outside bearing support.
     
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    So you Do need a inner primary plate.
     
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    That inner primary plate is the ticket...dont think the guy at karata is interested in making them anymore.

    The belt kit is useless without the inner primary.



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    Anyone ever fab one of their own?
     
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    Did you find that kit on ebay for like $700 or something? I saw one for that, but no inner so yeah it's worth the scrap price basically without it.
     
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    Yeah...was looking at the 2.5 for $599. I messaged the seller.
     
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    I guess the issue with fabbing one would be sealing all the holes needed.
     
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    Running one on the pitbull, love the belt drive however, karata is next to impossible to get ahold of anymore. I am looking at reducing the belt size to a 2.5" and can't get ahold of them for the pulleys and belt.. because of that I would recommend going with another manufacturer due to availability. The install itself is pretty easy but like others said the plate is crucial to the system.
    Just my 2 cents
     
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    Beltdrivewizzard on Ebay has the brand new parts you need then.
     
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    Thanks will check it out
     
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    Baker is just way too proud of thier drives for "banker" sensibility.

    I' ve been told Ultima is shit.

    BDL is good if I am putting one on my '03 chopper...but they do not have one for the '07 K9.

    That only leaves Rivera Primo...and they are hard to come by as well. Plus I believe the inner plate is a two piece.
     
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    Jimmy from Karata is actually a member on the forum, he has not been fabricating anything for a couple years now. The guy selling the Karata parts on eBay just has some old overstock items, which are only good if you need replacements. Without the motor plate these parts are useless, if I ever do get my hands on a Karata I will do a 3D scan of it so I can model it in cad (for CNC). Couple days a week I will search CL, eBay and kijiji for Karata and so far no luck. I spoke to Jimmy last year, he told me if/when he's ready to make me one, he will call me....no call...yet.
     
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    I doubt you will be able to come across a Primo op, they don't make them any more.
     
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    Sure would be sweet if someone with one for an 05 would send it to ya.

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    I have the guys phone number somewhere, he is quite knowledgable on what he has and what you'd need. When I find it I'll pm ya.
     
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    Telling him and providing a link to click are two different things, I try to accommodate the laziness that everyone has in them...plus I wanted to get your glory...:oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
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