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Ok heres the dilly.

I'm figuring my width for my swingarm, I'm finding that the drive side with the 1 1/2" vrod belt is going to stick way out........Not that this surprises me. But the shock will be angled a little to far out for me.

So I'm thinking about going chain but am wondering about specifics.

I'll make my own offset sprocket, I'm thinking one from a 84-90 xl, unless there are others that are meatier. The rear sprocket can be machined to fit the 2000+ hub center, and if I have to machine the bolt pattern I'm not worried about that.

Snowman, when you did your v-rod thing what did you use?

Again for Snowman, when you were searching for your belt didnt you look at Gates Ag belts and if so did you find one that would work?

Any hardtail guys with a 4" stretch want to chime in? length of chain? My v-rod belt is 82" long and that would put me at 130+ links, not standard so more pricey.

Do they sell a 7/8" vrod belt?


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HOLY CRAP - I never cease to be amazed by the abilities of true craftsman!

Can't wait to see the finished project!

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Looks like a cool project, But I have to ask, have you checked your math?
Since your changing the wheelbase, have you checked it to make sure it will track and handle correctly?

More then turning, I worry about stability at speed.
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Ok heres the dilly.

I'm figuring my width for my swingarm, I'm finding that the drive side with the 1 1/2" vrod belt is going to stick way out........Not that this surprises me. But the shock will be angled a little to far out for me.

So I'm thinking about going chain but am wondering about specifics.

I'll make my own offset sprocket, I'm thinking one from a 84-90 xl, unless there are others that are meatier. The rear sprocket can be machined to fit the 2000+ hub center, and if I have to machine the bolt pattern I'm not worried about that.

Snowman, when you did your v-rod thing what did you use?

Again for Snowman, when you were searching for your belt didnt you look at Gates Ag belts and if so did you find one that would work?

Any hardtail guys with a 4" stretch want to chime in? length of chain? My v-rod belt is 82" long and that would put me at 130+ links, not standard so more pricey.
Do they sell a 7/8" vrod belt?
I used the stock 149T Vrod belt (1 1/8") on my stretch (4"). I also bought a 130 link 530 chain for the bobber off of eBay so they are not hard to find. I don't know if the newer Vrod has a smaller belt but it's worth checking into.
My experience with Gates didn't pan out.
That's why I went out 4" to use the Vrod part...
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Looks like a cool project, But I have to ask, have you checked your math?
Since your changing the wheelbase, have you checked it to make sure it will track and handle correctly?

More then turning, I worry about stability at speed.
It will have the same wheelbase as ur flh, and probably handle better because of the non-negative rake that the touring frame has. And wont need the rear swingarm "stabilizer" kits sold for the touring bikes either.

If you happened to notice I actually have a RK frame to measure off of, and when I put both the sporty and the bagger frame beside each other the only difference is the 4" in wheelbase. The bottom rail to top rail in the seat area is almost exact. And the rear section that I'm installing is only holding up the bags, 2-up rider and supporting the shocks.

Also if you look at a bagger frame its made with 1" dom not 1.25 like softails and sporties. Another advantage with the build. I believe with the weight loss the extra wheelbase and a solid mounted swingarm it should be agile like a Dyna, but not as agile as a sporty in the twisties. I have done alot of homework on this before diving into it.........well except for the chain thingy
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