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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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belt/chain conversion

i just bought a 1997 750. want to know if it is possible to convert to a belt or chain drive final. mechanical ability aside (25+ yrs as a mechanic) can it be done or is everything custom made for a project like that.
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My question would be..."Why?" Why would you want to convert it to chain? lol

If you want a Vulcan that is chain drive, just get yourself a Vulcan 800. Problem solved.

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every thing would be custom, including the engine/transmission assembly, and swing arm too.
nothing is impossible, just very demanding work and money wise.

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Short answer is "no". Long answer is "Yes, if you're an engineer and machinist with too much time, and money to burn". It would be a world's first.

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thanks all. this is just for future reference. never really liked the shaft drive systems but i have almost no experience on any bike, but always looking to custom the vehicles i get. I've ridden a few bikes, all of them were belt or chain. i liked the way they feel but i have 0 time on a shaft drive bike. So maybe i will like the 750 maybe not.
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