VLX Belt Drive Kit with Polished Chrome
Rear Pulley - Relaxed 2.28:1 Ratio
your Shadow VLX (VT-600) from chain drive to a quiet and dependable belt drive.
Front pulley with a black
powder coat finish, utilizing our new Honda drive coupling
Rear pulley with a
polished chrome finish
Swingarm gateway w/
powder coat black finish
New high strength drive
Tension gauge to set
your belt tension properly
Misc. fasteners for assembly
Cutting guides for accurate
17 page detailed installation
manual to help guide you through the installation an adjustment process.
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 for parts and labor.
Drive cost is ~$599 (depending on model), 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. Pulleys do not require replacement from normal use.
Replacement belt is less than $80.
breaks, it can knot, causing damage to your engine, or even
worse, can lock up your rear wheel.
belt breaks, it just comes off.
cleaning grease and grime from your rear wheel, swingarm, rim and hub. Whitewall or white letter tires are
a nightmare to maintain.
GREASE ON YOUR REAR WHEEL, RIM OR HUB FROM THE FINAL DRIVE! Whitewalls or
white letter tires stay clean and white!
chain efficiency is approx. 85% when new, and deteriorates from there.
belt efficiency is approx. 98%. The increase in efficiency allows for a
more aggressive final drive ratio. Due to change of pulley
ratios, the engine RPMs are reduced by 18%. This resulted in
an increase of gas mileage by approx. 15% on our test bikes.
(The original driveline uses a 16t front and
44t rear sprocket = 2.75:1 Ratio). The 2.28:1 ratio is similar to a VLX
with a 36½ tooth rear sprocket, but almost no friction loss in the power transmission medium.
drives are very noisy, especially as they wear.
Belt Drive is nearly silent!
The VLX always feels as if it needs a 5th gear on the open road...
The belt drive ratio provides much more relaxed cruising engine RPMs, no more
"buzziness!" Feels like you have a 5th gear!