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RE: Of belt drives and rear end failures

I hear what you are saying .....but......  Chains and belts are so
flintstone-ish and agricultural.  :)
Clive Liddell
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
'96 R850R ~79k.km
'01 R1100RT ~60k.km
> It may sound like blasphemy today, but belt drive may the the way of the
> future
> for both reliability and durability.
> Even for BMW.
> It offers the traditional advantages of shaft drive (no maintenance) and
> chain (lightweight, efficient).
> For example, Buell feels so confident on the belt that they do
> not specify a
> replacement service interval on the Ulysses.
> If it does fail, it is nowhere near the show stopper that a failed shaft
> drive is.
> Plus replacement is relatively cheap.
> I have a review of the Ulysses up
> http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides/road-test/buell/ulysses.htm
> Now we need to know if it will hold up to its intended use.
> Bruno
> Montreal, Canada
> Road test reviews
> http://tinyurl.com/a34cf