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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Belt Drive Ltd.

Belt drive slim-down kit, weight saving pulleys and more from BDL

With over 35,000 sold, the EVO-9S from BDL is arguably the most popular aftermarket belt drive conversion ever produced. 

BDL's new, fully inclusive 2" Belt Drive Kit is said to cost about half that of the original 3" drive and allows down sizing to a 2" belt

For owners of one of these drives who would like to slim down to a 2” belt, BDL is offering a new, all inclusive EVOB-9S-2RFK kit that is said to cost about half that of the original 3” drive and allows downsizing to a 2 “ belt, converting from the old shoulder bolt/spring release to what is described as a "smoother and more stable ball bearing release."
The 2” conversion kits include BDL's patented Ball Bearing Lock-Up Clutch with new fiber and steel plates, "rugged and stylish" side guard, dome and 2”conversion hardware.
Also seen here, BDL’s new, model-specific open belt drive kit for use exclusively on 2007- 2009 Softails incorporates a 52 tooth front and 69 tooth rear pulley. The custom designed 142 tooth BDL belt is a full 69 mm (2.72”) wide for a "perfect combination of performance, strength, reliability and durability."
BDL says it has additionally developed an exclusive ring gear, which is said to give quick, positive starter operation. The kit includes BDL’s Ball Bearing Lock-Up Clutch assembly for "smooth, positive engagement and light lever pull."

BDL's Open Belt Drive Kit for 2007-09 Softails with 52 tooth front and 69 tooth rear pulley

Also new from the Californian specialist manufacturer, at about one-third the weight of stock units, these lightweight transmission pulleys weigh in at a mere 2 ¼ lbs. The high-tech pulleys are described as precision machined to aircraft tolerance from rugged 7075 aluminum, "making them just the ticket for both high performance and stock application."
"The significant weight savings reclaim horsepower while lightening the load on associated bearings, and a durable, hard anodized finish assures years of extended trouble-free operation. Currently available for 4-speed Big Twins from 1979 to 1983, 5-speed 1986 to present and 5-speed Sportsters from 1992 up. 

Transmission Pulleys are said to be about 1/3 of the weight of the stock items they replace

Finally, BDLs signature billet aluminum rear pulley cover and side guard (which ship with installation hardware and complete instructions) are said to "round out the latest in a long line of trend-setting belt drive and clutch components from this industry leader."