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Old 09-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Belt Drive on scrambler/Bonny

Last I checked on newboneville site it says they have belt drive conversion for bonny/scrambler.
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Wondering is there someone who is running this setup on their bike
Pros & cons of running a belt drive than to a chain other than frequent lube of chain
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I rode belt drive Harleys for over 20 years. It is a great system. The only broken belts I have ever seen were caused by not running the lower belt guard and a rock getting caught between the belt and pulley. That might happen if you take your Scram to the dirt. The other issue is gearing. You won't find the selection of pulley sizes like you can with sprockets.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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many dirty chain bikes, my new bonnie will have a belt, like my sportster, very clean almost NO extra work, i hate a dirty anything, especially the wheels and tires. only needed to dust off my wire wheeled belt driven sporty, spoiled???
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Looks like you've SE tires on front & back. I kno it's a direct swap for the rear but was wondering Wat all you need to change in the front or is yours a SE Bonnie?

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That looks like the belt drive from Free Spirits. You know, the guys who make the air filters everyone loves to hate.<g>

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just have to say something, without any favoritism, about those odd looking Free Spirits intakes, as I know they are not popular on here.

I just have experience of the Harley XR 1200 version but FS spent a lot of time on the intake length of these curly tubes which is the critical factor in the design. If you search the XR owner forum, or google "Phaedrus' Stuff" for all the experiments with these and intake length on EFI bikes in general, it becomes plain that there is something useful to be gained.
Please don't discount these ideas as crackpot.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry, shortcut to the topic, hopefully allowed?

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6wmx4/id150.html
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i recently installed belt drive from scootworks.com on my 2012 bonnie, EXCELLENT!!! check their site, took about 2 wks to get from them N carolina to me in Pa both in USA $579 delivered, excellent instructions, its a carbon fiber-kevlar belt wkich will go 50-100 thousand miles unless damaged almost same width as the chain. got pics in photobucket but having problems getting them on a forum album or post but prolly could e-mail one, very happy with product as i like a clean machine
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As long as we're pirating this thread, I'm liking the Free Spirits engine guards and the sprocket cover.
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