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Belt Drive

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Post Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Posts: 84
Location: Long Island New York
Hi Folks I'm new to the forum. I just bought my first 1942 WLA and its a total basket case. I have a question regarding primary belt drives for my machine. Does anyone have opinions, advice or otherwise on using one instead of the chain setup?
Thanks, Leo

Post Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:46 pm

Posts: 16
Hi.
Buy a Belt drive!
In europe it was 70 usd more then a comp chain drive
you get litle lower ratio (32-33 front sprocket)
use std bearings-bals on basket
no oil, quiet and maby 0,5 horspower more :D

Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:16 am

Posts: 84
Location: Long Island New York
ama121 wrote:
Hi.
Buy a Belt drive!
In europe it was 70 usd more then a comp chain drive
you get litle lower ratio (32-33 front sprocket)
use std bearings-bals on basket
no oil, quiet and maby 0,5 horspower more :D


Great thanks a lot for the info, and I have read posts about not using rollers on the hub.


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