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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Belt Conversion - Speed Twin

Thoughts on this? Never thought it would be something to do. If belt is so great why didn't Triumph use one from the get go?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 12:03 PM
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Wouldn’t bother, chain drive is the most efficient power delivery method
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I couldn't open your link, so I don't know what you're looking at but I had a belt on my Harley, 90,000 miles and no maintenance, no issues. I loved it. I hate chains, but I doubt I'd go to the trouble convert the bike.

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Originally Posted by shadydaverave View Post
Wouldn’t bother, chain drive is the most efficient power delivery method
Belts require less maintenance on the day to day. Sometimes that’s more important to people then the small amount of power potentially lost from the conversion.
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