Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Post by easykick » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:12 am

Looking around on flea bay and a vendor has Belt drive that is for 51 tooth replacement for drum brakes,it is 68 tooth , they state hole pattern can be altered for juice drum brake fitment also. Has anyone heard of this before and can the front sprocket have clearance between transmission and tin primary , ad states belt is 1 1/2 inches wide, 1.5" or 1.500" ,seems to me like it would be a very close fit or maybe interference fit between transmission housing and tin primary .
It could be a viable update/upgrade or could it be blasphemy to do this to your panhead it is according to your point of view?
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Re: Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Post by Bosheff » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:17 pm

I would have my doubts about there being enough clearance regarding the trans pulley/trans case/inner primary. Hell, an O-ring drive chain causes issues and it is nowhere near 1 1/2" wide....bosheff

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Re: Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Post by VPH-D » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:33 pm

I'd avoid the headache entirely. Replacing your primary chain with a belt, however, is a good idea.
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Re: Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:13 am

Post up the Link on eBay so we can all share in the madness of such a pursuit.

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Re: Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Re: Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:38 pm

I see in the parts listing something called a "frame tool". Makes me wonder just what this tool is/does. Obviously, the frame (rigid) will have to modified for belt clearance. This in and of itself is reason enough to keep me from investigating any further. A swingarm setup would probably need modification also as the factory did produce a modified swingarm for all rear belt drive units. Also it seems that the pulleys must be purchased separately from the belt. Makes me wonder....bosheff

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Re: Karata Belt Drive for Drum brakes ?

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Post by RooDog » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:11 pm

The eBay vendor is Karata's clearance outlet seller. I have purchased from him, and he does answer questions, so why not just ask the seller about your concerns? You can also go to the Karata web site for a little more information too. But it looks to me that this would be best used with an open belt primary and avoid tin primary clearance issues. Also figure in the cost of postage and a new belt, once you figure out what tooth count will fit, and this item approaches $400, kinda pricey, I would think....
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