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I was speaking to Chopper Steve with V-Mod today regarding my 240 rear wheel conversion.

I know what is presently available:

1. (Eurocompontents) http://eurocomponentsusa.com/vr_2406.html

I cannot use this set up because of the narrow 1 1/8" belt. When I get the RWHP that I want, it will eat up that tiny belt.

2. (Rick's) http://www.ricks-motorcycles.de/engl/indexsec.htm

I do not like the POLISHED aluminum wheels with all of those bolts. Also I do not want the rear wheel out of centerline. (Kaz, I know it works fine but I want the rear wheel in the centerline) Also the Billet swing arm they offer at almost $3000 is a bit costly and I still have a belt driven V-Rod.

When speaking to Chopper Steve he indicated that once you go beyond approx. 150 RWHP the belt dive will not work and a chain drive is needed. He also indicated that the stock swingarm could be used if I go with a chain drive.

NOW to my question;

What are the negatives with a chain drive?

This post is not intended to slam anyone that has any of the above mentioned setups.

"Thank You In Advance"

Frank
 

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1) You have to listen to Kaz talk about how HIS was the FIRST chain driven V-Rod!:goof

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Actually Kevin (other forum) had a chain drive LONG before Kaz did.

The disadvantages as I see them are noise, and grease on everything.




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Mike,
Do me a Favor and Chill out!
John,
Kevin switched back to a belt and 28t .
You are right though is does make a Mess!:mad:
 

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I wouldn't feel safe after 140-150RWHP.NOS is instant and it makes a TON of Torque!Maybe NA or SC'd it wouldn't be as Violent of a Hit ,but for my set up it was a MUST!:cool:
 
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