your Vulcan 800 A, Classic, or Drifter from chain drive to a quiet and dependable belt drive.
Front pulley with a black
Rear pulley with a polished chrome finish
New high strength drive
Tension gauge to set
your belt tension properly
Comparison of Chain
Drive vs. Our Belt Drive
lubrication every 600 miles
has backlash, even when adjusted correctly.
drive induced backlash, even when accelerating or
replacement of chain & sprockets @10,000-20,000 miles
(depending on maintenance). Average cost is $300 plus labor
(average $150 in most bike shops) Total $450.
Drive cost is ~$470-$530, a much more cost effective
replacement when the life span of the belt, the lack of
maintenance time, lubrication, and cleaning are considered.
Life of drive belt estimated at 3-4 times that of an average
chain. Many customers are over 50k miles as of this writing.
Pulleys do not require replacement from normal wear.
Replacement belt is less than $60.
breaks, it can knot, causing damage to your engine, or even
worse, can lock up your rear wheel.
belt breaks, it just comes off. Replacement of the belt is
very inexpensive (see above).
cleaning grease and grime from your rear wheel, rim and hub. Maintaining
whitewall tires is a nightmare!
GREASE ON YOUR REAR WHEEL, RIM OR HUB FROM THE FINAL DRIVE! Beautiful whitewalls and
your clean bike stays that way... CLEAN!
chain efficiency is approx. 80% when new, and deteriorates throughout it's
belt efficiency is approx. 98%. Due to change of pulley
ratios, the engine RPMs are reduced by 11%. This resulted in
an increase of gas mileage by approx. 14% on our test bikes.
The reduction in RPM's for a '95 or early '96 model will be
greater...approx. 23%! (The early models used a 16t front and
46t rear sprocket)
drives are very noisy, especially as they wear.