This is one of my
early prototypes from 1998. It's very nice to no longer worry
about adjustment, lubrication, etc. My rear tire stays clean between
washes, and the belt drive is nearly silent. It has been through MANY revisions and
refinements since '98, and is now found on Vulcan 800's all over the world.
You can learn more about it, and even shop online for one to
put on your bike, at
Currently, I have
over 115,000 miles on my Vulcan 800 (as of 11/27/2008), and it's had a belt drive system
since it was 17,000 miles old. It's extremly smooth, and I love the reduction in engine
RPM's with the ratio change. The bike sounds more relaxed,
and I'm much happier from a maintenance standpoint. The typical engine RPMs at
60 mph is now 3990, as opposed to about 4400 on the original chain drive with a
17t front sprocket and a 42t rear sprocket. Check out LoRider's
belt drive by clicking HERE.