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Old 08-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #11851
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Is that from personal experience, or something you have heard?

I rode my Electra Glide quite a lot on dirt in Oz (thousands of miles) and had no problems. That was about 25 years ago.
The only negative I read about belt drive and dirt roads is that if a stone
gets caught between the belt and the pulley, it can put a hole in the belt.
Never happened to me when I rode a Harley.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #11852
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The only negative I read about belt drive and dirt roads is that if a stone
gets caught between the belt and the pulley, it can put a hole in the belt.
Never happened to me when I rode a Harley.
I had a bolt fall on the final drive belt and go around the pulley several times (before I could stop) until it was fully pressed into the fiber of the cogged belt. I pried it out and there was a small hole where the head of the bolt was. The belt lasted another 36thousand miles.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #11853
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Yeah I'm inclined to think that those belts aren't nearly as fragile as some of these folks go around saying they are. I mean, hell, chains are known to break sometimes too.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #11854
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #11855
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That's a neat bike. Indian Scout engine in what looks like a Brit frame. Foot shift tranny and Norton girder forks. Rear shocks appear to be some type of air over oil struts.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #11856
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #11857
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:36 AM   #11858
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Yes, but if you look at an Ulysses, they are guards all over the place to keep rocks out of the belt. I speak from experience with single rock killing the belt in a kz440.

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Buell Ulysses has belt drive doesn't it?
Weren't they sort of designed for that kind of stuff.

I've seen this bike a few times. My fav ADV Sportster.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #11859
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Yes, but if you look at an Ulysses, they are guards all over the place to keep rocks out of the belt. I speak from experience with single rock killing the belt in a kz440.
KZ 440 belt technology isn't what the new belts have

A stone can take out a belt or chain.... Or, not.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #11860
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #11861
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More of this one please.
Preferably walking away.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #11862
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #11863
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #11864
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #11865
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