The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > BUELL MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Buell Motorcycle Transmission, Clutch, Primary & Secondary Drive
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Active Threads
0 Wiring Diagram in autocad
Last Post: Captcavem460
Posted On: 3 Minutes Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 44,989
0 Wet Sump Ifo, fix and tools
Last Post: ccmman
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 3,237
0 Hello from Az
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 35
0 Carburetor opinions
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 302
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,316
Views: 166,107
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Bryan1976
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 8,114
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 45,204
Views: 7,131,579
0 Transmission Issue or clutch?
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 867
0 rotating engine by hand
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 49
0 Clean my Clock
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 99
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 14,002
0 MAP Request-TC88A
Last Post: 1Scooter
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 65
0 IH sidecar road racer
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 76
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 13,940
Views: 781,724
0 Rico Lutsey aka Rico 05R
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 562
0 Change jets without removing carb?
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 3,763
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,785,867
0 Hello from the Northeast US.
Last Post: 84cj
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 221
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: A Seabee
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,368
Views: 522,681
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 14,415
Views: 1,342,633
0 Lets See your bike on a scenic overlook
Last Post: Lone Rider
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 25,349
0 Next Project - 1275cc Engine Build - Which Year & Why...?
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 497
0 crank case breather
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 535
0 SERIOUS 1275 engine issues!! PLEASE HELP!!
Last Post: Boil1337
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 6,895
0 Food porn
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,622
Views: 275,832
0 My new LED headlight
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 156
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,912
Views: 909,134
0 Harley Davidson Sportster: 60 years by Allan Girdler
Last Post: Boil1337
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 840
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 6,418
Views: 830,093
0 *DK Custom - M8 Softail Passenger Pegs - Now You Have Options - Intro Savings*
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 27
More...
Members Birthdays
irvingjr (71), 909XR (62), Ghost_FL (60), mark R (59), TWISTED (46), spade (44), Drivethis29 (39), dodgetrucken (34)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12th January 2014
islanddave islanddave is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Catharines
Posts: 76
Sportster/Buell Model: sportster 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Reputation: 10
islanddave is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Chain Conversion Kit

Hello,

Now that I have my engine out of the frame I would like to convert it over to chain drive. I do not want to have to pull the engine to change a belt. Can someone recommend a conversion kit?

Thanks Dave
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12th January 2014
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,053
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 2321953
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by islanddave View Post
Hello,

Now that I have my engine out of the frame I would like to convert it over to chain drive. I do not want to have to pull the engine to change a belt. Can someone recommend a conversion kit?

Thanks Dave
On a sportster you don't have to pull the engine out, just the right shock absorber. ????
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12th January 2014
islanddave islanddave is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Catharines
Posts: 76
Sportster/Buell Model: sportster 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Reputation: 10
islanddave is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

This is a Buell M2.....the engine needs to come out.....or the very least the rear isolators need to be removed.

So anyone with experience with a chain conversion for a Buell?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th September 2014
gusm2's Avatar
gusm2 gusm2 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 58
Sportster/Buell Model: Cyclone M2
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki SV650
Other Motorcycle Year: 01
Reputation: 10
gusm2 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Belt Change

A lot of folks poo poo the chain conversion as the rear wheel has no cush drive fitted and is considered too harsh on the output shaft bearings for road use,
I am interested in making the change over also but only that I want to fit a longer swinging arm to drag race and the belt is no longer an option,
there is a tool which I bought from a company in the states that allows you to replace the belt with very little strip down, I can't remember the company but it was recomended to me by Al at ASB I'm sure he'd let you know if you call him.
Or see this below the same principle just a different way of compresing the isolator

http://danielcstarr-pages.blogspot.c...nique-for.html

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19th September 2014
Ireeman's Avatar
Ireeman Ireeman is offline
Asgardian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deck of Me boat
Posts: 8,039
Sportster/Buell Model: 883r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Other Motorcycle Model: Chris Craft 32
Other Motorcycle Year: abov
Reputation: 6636034
Ireeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Wandur has dealt with offset counter and wheel sprockets...get up with him.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24th March 2016
wlcastledine's Avatar
wlcastledine wlcastledine is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 7
Sportster/Buell Model: Buell X1 Lightning
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Reputation: 10
wlcastledine is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

American Sportsbike has s chain conversion kit that I am thinking of trying:

http://americansportbike.com/newdir/Item/A16002

Sent from my R7g using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24th March 2016
Bob F's Avatar
Bob F Bob F is offline
XLF LIFEMEMBER Im retired
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 14,349
Sportster/Buell Model: XL50 0596 Black
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: E-Glide
Other Motorcycle Year: 2003
Reputation: 557715
Bob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Why a chain?

I have over 70,000 miles on my Eglide belt and it still looks new.
__________________
Bob, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of bartenders and sinners!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:30.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC