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Belt vs Chain in Motorcycles It's difficult to say which one is better. Depending on the application, one can be better or not in the particular role. High horsepower applications are not the place of belts and low maintenance is not the place for chains. Applications vary and one is not necessarily better than the other overall. The role of the final ...


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Here are some reasons why some manufacturers use belts. Smoothness of the drive: The belt has the quality of putting down the torque of the engine much more smoothly and gradually than the chain counterpart, in a belt driven motorcycle you wont feel the sudden TUG when you twist the throttle.(This is the reason usually cruisers have this design and not the ...


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A motorcycle chain is made up of several parts. This diagram gives a great overview of what those parts are: As you can tell from the picture, the chain is made up of: Outer plates Inner plates Rollers Pins (or rivets) While these look like they were made to be just together, they are actually made to be taken apart if needed. The tool shown in your ...


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It sounds as though the rear-end is too tight. There is a straight rod which runs through the back of the bike which holds the rear-end together. You can see it in the circled in this picture: If this isn't torqued correctly, it will cause drag on the rear end. Sounds like your's is torqued too much. Another area to look at is to see if the rear brakes ...


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This is more additional points to the above (good) answers. With cost per mile it probably depends a lot on the OE parts prices. With the old Kawasaki belt system used in the 1980s they lasted maybe 50% longer, but failed with little or no warning and cost a LOT more to replace (plus the far greater labour to change them). Belt life on Buells does not seem ...


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Motorcycle Maintenance Tasks These tasks occur differently based upon the requirements of each manufacturer, find out what the intervals are for particular make/model/year. Cable lubrication - A graphite based lubricant, no oil based lubricants as they tend to have the hydrocarbons evaporate under heat and leave a sticky gummy feel to the cable and it's ...


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According to both the Chilton workshop manual and the Clymer workshop manual for Norton 750 and 850 twins, remove the chain from the motorcycle. (I temporarily connect a spare chain to the rear chain to make reinstalling the chain easier.) Lay the chain on a flat surface and compress all the links together. Measure the length of the chain and write that ...


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@marc covers the adjustment process well. However, uneven tension is a sign of wear, and can be a cause for chain replacement. Every chain driven bike has a maximum chain slack, and a minimum. Chain slack should be adjusted to the minimum allowable slack at the tightest point. After adjusting, the loosest point must also be checked. If the chain slack is ...


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Your Question Motorcycle: stiff chain links - able to repair? The Answer NO, this is not really repairable. Throw it away. The reason why I say this is that the pins inside the castors or rollers are more than likely rusted together inside the chain. The danger isn't the rust, it's highly unlikely to be so bad as to weaken the chain ...


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Chains for Scooters and Small Bikes One of the primary reasons revolves around the type of rider that purchases these bikes and their mentality toward riding. In the 1970's many riders were starting off on these vehicles and consequently were not wearing the standard safety gear that a more seasoned rider would wear. As a result scarves, pant legs, etc. ...



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