My thoughts exactly :]It's funny how a bunch of the HD guys with belts opt for the chain conversion and some of us Trump guys wish for a belt.
I personally see no problem with the chain.
I think it's a toothed belt, also called Synchronous Belt Drive. No slippage there. They have an efficiency of 98% and can maintain it over virtually their whole life.Not sure you would get more performance. From what I've read you lose HP to the rear wheel due to a small amount of slippage compared to a chain drive.
Ive read on other threads concerning the air injection system, that its the cause of that jumpiness coming off a closed throttle. Im gonna have the AI removed at my six thousand mile service. as a novice rider I find it to be sort of unsafe.I find my Speedmaster to be a bit "abrupt" going on or off the throttle, accompanied by a clank sound from the rear wheel/sprocket. I think this is probably due to slack in the chain (I've checked it and it is a little outside of specifications, but not by much and it seems to be a little worse on/off the throttle than when I bought it 6 weeks ago - I'll be buying a torque wrench and 24mm socket this weekend).
Would a belt drive conversion improve this abruptness or am I on the wrong track and it's a tuning issue instead?
BTW a belt on a Bonnie just seems wrong. Belts are for cruisers and I'm not even sure about putting one on the Speedmaster.
Removal of the AI helps a bit, but doesn't cure the on-off throttle snatchiness completely.Ive read on other threads concerning the air injection system, that its the cause of that jumpiness coming off a closed throttle.