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Re: Belt drive instead of chains?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 10:30:28 AM »
Very true, I guess. If there was a better way that was cost effective we'd already be using it.
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Re: Belt drive instead of chains?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 08:57:57 AM »
My Night Train runs a Belt and I am Happy with it. I Hammer it now and then and its only about an 1.1/2 " WIDE !
But you would have to pull the axles Every time to use them ! Some time it Best Not to try and reinvent the wheel  kik
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Re: Belt drive instead of chains?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 05:05:28 AM »
Very time consuming for sure. How well do the belt drive bikes belts last?
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Re: Belt drive instead of chains?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 01:38:15 PM »
One Main Issue would be Replacement !
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Belt drive instead of chains?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 05:53:54 PM »
I've been shopping for a new wheelchair recently and have been really looking and a chair called the bounder. It seems like the bee's knees as far as a chair that can go off road as well as it can do on hard surfaces. Anyways they offer a chain drive and something they call the panther belt drive. They say it's the same as the belt driven motorcycles and alot quieter than the chains. That got me to thinking if would be worthwhile to try it on a aatv? Like if someone had one just exclusively for hunting? I'm not going to try it at least not anytime soon but it just got me thinking about it. Would there be enough room for the belts? Especially on the tripple sprocket? Would the belts hold up? I think they should but I don't know for sure, motorcycles are putting alot more power through one belt though. Would water cause excess slippage or are the cogs enough to prevent it? Alot of what ifs in my mind on this. It seems belts may be slightly more forgiving to something possibly getting caught in them, or maybe just a real expensive repair replacing a big belt. Has anyone else put any thought into a motorcycle type belts instead of all chains? Pros cons? Wouldn't mind hearing others thoughts on this.
Dan