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Old 07-22-2009, 10:14 PM
ocscully ocscully is offline
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Default Re: belt drive, maybe?

Originally Posted by Cabinfever1977 View Post
if i wanted to use a belt drive on my frame mount china girl wouldnt i just replace the 10t on the motor and the 44t on the rear wheel with pulleys of the same size and add a belt and i could even use the stock tensioner.
Maybe? Depends on a lot of factors? Type of belt, V-Belt, Metric Timing Belt, Link-Belt? Timing belts and v-belts do not come apart like a chain and due to this fact the routing of the belt around the frame stays can be problematic. V-belts don't wrap around smaller diameter pulleys very well. 2 in. is probably the smallest practical size? I'm not sure that a 2 in. pulley would fit in the housing of the 2-stroke motor? Just some of the things that need to be considered when using belts vs chain.

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