Today, chain drive still holds sway for those who like its gearing flexibility, its traditional appearance, or want to go racing. Belt drive is, first and foremost, the province of Harley-Davidson, whose usually affluent owners like its nearly maintenance free regimen and smooth power transmission. This model was called the Shadow Black Spirit in European markets. Irvine, California: Motorsport Aftermarket Group. All my other bikes have had a chain on them. The Honda is so Sportster-like in its looks, rider ergonomics, fuel capacity and its handling dynamics that its hard not to compare the two.
Now say what you will about the quandaries of owning a bike with a chain drive, but a belt that lasts 1000 miles at best due to a too-small pulley just doesn't seem like a viable alternative. These are delivered via common carrier. Chains are no big deal really though. The sporting model always had chain drive and these were cheaper. These spring clips can fail and cause the entire chain to become one nasty rotating projectile and usually locking the rear wheel, but simply degreasing that master link and dabbing on some high temperature silicon sealant pretty much precludes this from happening. The engine is a 583 cc 35.
The engine is a 1,099 cc 67. The biggest drawback is when you have to change a belt, you have to take off the rear swingarm too, so it is a job. In most cases that minimum pulley size is four inches diameter. I hate it when that happens. If anyone else has purchased and installed I'd like to hear your thoughts. Also, fixing even a flat tubeless tire requires complete removal of the rear wheel and dealing with a grease and dirt laden chain is not my idea of fun. I cannot help but think it would add a lot of stress to the primary drive bearings and seals.
Actually, from what I understand, a belt that is properly installed will last over 50k miles, with no maintenance required. It had a longer stroke and smaller piston compared to the 1987 1100 which had almost 20 horsepower less due to larger piston and shorter stroke. The 800cc engine had the same bore diameter as the original Shadow 750 engine, and a 5. Glad to hear they are overall pretty dependable and fun to ride. I would have some concern about the primary drive bearing, but would love to have a belt on my Magna.
Take some pictures and post them here if you would!!! The seat height of 750 millimetres 29. Designed to take a beating. Except for their dedicated sport bikes, all four of the Japanese manufacturers equip most of their liter-plus motorcycles with shaft drive, which accounts for the majority of shaft drive bikes on the street. The bar mounted speedometer is easier to read. A quick visual indicator of the '85-'86 model is dual horns located on the front below the headlight, turning indicators are square shaped, and one exhaust pipe on each side front cylinder on right side, rear cylinder on left. The tank also wore a simple Shadow decal, rather than the Honda wing. Both years had painted side covers with a Shadow 700 decal.
If you are more of a no-manitenance guy, go with the Aero, as the single carb and shaft drive ease maintenance. A new steel-tube frame with lower frame rails moved the Aero's seat height further down than either of the models it replaced. Better hyway speed after 70mph. A chrome plated exhaust had the look of a system, but each header pipe had separate channel inside the large muffler, exiting through two tailpipes. It's going to be much wider than the chain, if memory serves. It has a single shock rear suspension, a low 27.
In addition, unless you have a unique frame that will allow you to install a belt through the rear triangle, you will need to get some custom work done on your frame. On Scootwork's behalf, they are very good at standing behind their products and they have never had problems giving customers replacement belts each time they fail. You need to know which one you have. Most famously used by Harley-Davidson since the late 1980s, belt drive has much to recommend it. The bars are new, mounted on pull-back risers, with kind of a drag bike feel.
It's tempting, but I am not convinced a belt is superior to a chain in this application. This model continued with the dual horns. If one is riding at a fast clip, exploring the limits of ground clearance and the rider is ham-fisted about cutting power, one could have hard parts levering the wheel to the outside of the turn, causing a crash. All of them are bulletproof. All models used the same engine with minimal mechanical changes during its production. First off, no other final drive type allows for as much flexibility in gearing changes. We do not need your old swingarm.
The new frame was designed to suppressed engine vibrations, and a new camshaft improved low-rpm performance with a slight reduction in peak power. In many ways, we rated the A. If it goes to Voice Mail please leave a message or email. Fwed Are there conversion kits available to convert a motorcycle with a chain drive to belt drive? The last of the 6,000+ Tourer models was produced in January 2001. Irvine, California: Motorsport Aftermarket Group.