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Switching to chain drive

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drive' started by 1baddog, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. 1baddog

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    I have an 05 chopper that has had the motor worked and now it feels like it jumps a tooth on very quick acceleration, the belt is good and tight and there are no teeth missing, I am considering switching to a chain drive, any comments on availability and cost and how hard would it be to switch.... Thanks
     
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  2. chacha

    chacha Chaff Your EHC!!
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    Recommend talking to "Professor Sul" the Wrenchmister. He's swapped to a chain (along with hooking up stolen NASCAR technology) on his Dog....

    PM "sulconst2"
     
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    Sulconst2, any issues with the chain drive now that it is installed, other than the bolt, why did you switch? It looks great, and I bet you don't have to worry about snapping a belt anymore...
     
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    I talked to the friend of mine at the bike night tonight and I have plans to go to his place saturday or sunday to take pics of his chain drive conversion that a local guy does down here. His has a modified Sportster chain tensioner on it and he hasn't had a lick of problems. I will post the guys name for you to contact him and see if he is still doing them.
    Jake
     
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    Blitz one thing to add is possibly a dry lubricant. I use a chain lube on my high performance Honda ATV that dries almost immediately and doesn't attract sand, dirt, and doesn't seem to fling off. Let me know if you guys want to know the brand and I'll walk my ass out in the garage.
     
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    hey guys stay w belt. i have Hawg halters conversion sprotor kit. LOTS of maintenance. if it werent already done id have stayed w belt drive. constant chain adjustment.
     
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    I'm bettin it's your clutch. My old Mastiff did the same thing in second when I rolled into it. I adjusted the clutch after my cable broke and it never happened again.
     
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    I'm with ya Chris, I hate chain maintance!
     
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    He just snapped his second main shaft too! Any thoughts too the stress??
     
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    A 530 Size USA Made Hard ANODIZED CHAIN IS THE WAY TO GO . BEEN RUNNING MY 150 C.I. S&S BDM PITBULL with a 23 tooth tranny Spocket & a 50 Tooth Rear without any baloney,worries and launching it like the space shuttle for years. Never a worry . AND MY LATE 80S FXR H-D WITH A 530 CHAIN ,S&S 96 Inch Tweaked Motor & a BAKER TORQUEBOX 6 speed w/the same 23/50 tooth Chain drive setup runs consistent low to mid 10s at 133 mph for the last 6 years on the same chain .
     
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    Chain Wax...Not a wet lubricant is the right way to go .
     
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    There are a variety of dry chain lubes available. I agree with ya on this one, for sure.
     
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