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 Post subject: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:32 pm 
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I'm planning to check the primary chain adjustment at the weekend, this got me thinking. Why isn't there a belt primary kit for Buells, I don't mean the big wide external kits like those for big twin Harleys, but something that would fit inside the primary case. Alloy pulleys and a belt would reduce overall weight, do away with the need for adjustment and improve clutch operation.

I owned a 1979 Triumph Bonneville T140D for a just over 16 years, for those not in the know that's a Meriden Triumph, kickstart an' all and with a primary set up much the same as the Buells. Pretty much the first thing done to the bike was this upgrade, the kit was purchased from Norman Hyde and made a big difference to the bike.

Anybody know why there isn't such a kit for Buells?


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 Post subject: Re: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:45 pm 
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If there is it would be the same as a Sportster I'd imagine :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:47 pm 
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There is but the Buell runs a wet primary and clutch, the kit is very expensive and needs the transmission oil to be isolated and a different clutch set up......if it aint broke, why try and fix it ?

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 Post subject: Re: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm 
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I’ve got a Hayward belt primary on my T140, and it runs wet as the engine breathes into the primary.

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 Post subject: Re: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:45 pm 
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Wakan/Avinton was running a dry primary with a belt but by who I don't know. They were using S&S built engines but that shouldn't matter for this discussion.

If you can locate their website, I can't find it, maybe they might mention who makes it.

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 Post subject: Re: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:08 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
Wakan/Avinton was running a dry primary with a belt but by who I don't know. They were using S&S built engines but that shouldn't matter for this discussion.

If you can locate their website, I can't find it, maybe they might mention who makes it.



Wakan/Avinton, I remember them, a French outfit if I remember correctly. Are they still producing bikes?


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 Post subject: Re: Primary belt kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:13 pm 
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Well it seems they are still producing machines.

https://www.newshub.co.uk/automotive/20 ... torcycles/


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