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Tuesday 21 December 2021

American Prime Manufacturing

"We've Got the Belts"

In addition to its 1.125" 136-tooth and 1.75" wide 101-tooth replacement belts, Santa Fe Springs, California based transmission and clutch components specialist American Prime Manufacturing offers 1.75" 8 mm 138-tooth replacement belts for Softail and Dyna models using the Primo Brute III enclosed belt drive.
Leveraging president Ben Kudon's 40 years of industry experience as a dealer, custom bike builder, distributor and manufacturer of a wide range of transmission parts and related components, Kudon says: "I started American Prime to fill a void that exists in the motorcycle aftermarket industry. 

Primary drive belt 1.75" wide / 138 teeth

"Down the years I have had experience of not being able to source particular products either because they are scarce and hard to find, only available as cheap imports or knock-offs, or simply not offered anymore.
"American Prime fills in those gaps and offers a range of performance upgrade replacements backed by superb customer service." In the past we have featured some examples of the kind of hard-to-find replacement parts that API specializes in, from the Comp Master clutch kit assembly for all pre-Evo Big Twins with early dry style clutches (1936 - 1984) to the Comp Master 304 stainless steel base advance assembly with center post, pivot pins and weights coated with a specially formulated polymer coating and 8, 11 and 14 mm made belts in Kevlar or fiberglass cord. 
Final drive belt 1.125" wide /136 teeth

Primary drive belt 1.75" wide /101 teeth

"Many of our belts are seemingly impossible to get, especially when you need them in a hurry," says Kudon. "We have final drive belts in 24 mm (used on current manufactured Harleys), 1.125" and 1.50" wide with carbon fiber cord, which is even stronger than Kevlar, and in a huge range of different tooth configurations."
Made in the USA by Gates, belts available include the 1.125" wide (14 mm) APM final drive belt with 136 teeth with polychain carbon fiber final cord that fits selected Sportsters; the 1 3/4" wide 11 mm smoothback Kevlar corded polychain primary drive belt that fits selected enclosed primary, electric start Primo Brute III Extreme belt drives and Primo Slimline open belt drives; and the 1 3/4" (8 mm) 138-tooth Kevlar replacement belt for Softail and Dyna.