How long does a chain last compared to a belt? Anyone have a clue? I'm exploring a conversion to belt drive like Fazter. Any limitations on the belt compared to the chain? Any input, please, thanks.
Thanks for the input. Now,:lao are you gonna clean the chain to the "ball and chain," or the bikes?Kenfz6 said:Alignment and tightness are critical to a belt. A little loose and you jump teeth, shredding them. A little tight and you could snap it. The belts for the sportster run around $175. You never clean a belt. You got to watch gravel with a belt. Performance harleys run a belt until you get +100hp/nitrous or you drag. I just lost a belt on the sporty and am contemplating a chain conversion.. I don't mind the maintenance. The wife gets too chatty and "oh yeah, I gotta go clean my chain".
I am sure everyone has their own opinion, mine is for a chain.