Originally Posted by Haulin on a Lo
I will be getting rid of the rims eventually. The thing with these bikes is the crush drive (compensator) on the rear hub ... it makes life a little more challenging, to say the least. If someone came out with a 16" rim for the rear that works with the stock belt drive (StoneFree?
) I would buy it up, but for right now the easiest way to get around that is getting rid of the belt all together and going with a chain. 1WheelRevolution is working on a chain drive that will work with the stock rims and I'm hoping to get the front sprocket off of them and then going with some rims off of a Sporty, put a chain sprocket on it and space the wheel accordingly.
I'm playing the waiting game right now though, see who can get me the parts first, before I go ahead with the mod.
Already on it. It's been in work for over a month at my wheel supplier. I just sent a text to check on the status of the cush drive hubs for the Street so that 16" custom wheels can be used. We're also locating low profile 16" tires that won't change the outside tire circumference so the "final transmission-tire drive ratio" doesn't change and the stock speedo can be used.
I'll report back as soon as I get an update.
There are several manufacturers that offer chain drive conversions but the only problem is that chain drives really suck when compared to belt drives for motorcycles used on the streets. They're good for dirt bikes that can break a chain or belt in the middle of nowhere. A chain can be repaired with a master link but a broken belt basically can't be fixed. Except for the "emergency repair" capability of a chain overall a chain drive system sucks when compared to a belt.
Always remember that for every mile of highway there are two miles of ditches.
Last edited by StoneFree; 03-20-2015 at 03:50 PM.