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Default 1” drive belt on 1 1/8” pulley?

Has anyone ever used the stock 1” drive belt and front pulley with a 1-1/8” rear pulley?

Did it work ok or was it a disaster?

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It's working so far on my 2007 Sportster. I have at least 3,000 miles with that configuration.

I chose to do that because I have an 06 also. I have one spare wheel which I will have a tire mounted on it before it is needed and simply do a wheel swap when needed
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i would like to go 1 1/2 belt, that way you are into industrial belts, way tougher than show belts.
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Can you get sprockets for 1½" belts that would fit our bikes? Is there clearance for a 1½" belt.
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It's working so far on my 2007 Sportster. I have at least 3,000 miles with that configuration.

I chose to do that because I have an 06 also. I have one spare wheel which I will have a tire mounted on it before it is needed and simply do a wheel swap when needed
Ok that’s good news, I want to try a 70t rear pulley but can only find them in 1-1/8”
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Can you get sprockets for 1½" belts that would fit our bikes? Is there clearance for a 1½" belt.
It may require some machining to get the offset right, the bolt patterns seem to be the same with a lot of the h/d models. I don’t know about the clearance for 1-1/2” belt and pulleys though.

At the moment I have a 66t rear pulley off a 2008 softail (from memory) on my 2010 XR, it was about a 15 minute job on the lathe to get the offset right and I had to buy some longer bolts. No problems yet.
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