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Has anyone out there converted from belt to chain drive?

I have used the site search, but just seem to go round in circles with no real answers!

(ehacker's name comes up when searching the subject but I have been emailing and sending him pm's since Oct with no reply - he also has a website that)
sells sprockets, but it appears to be dead).

Any help or suggestions for contact would be much appreciated.

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Several have converted, and ehacker seems to be the go to man. I sure someone will chime in.


Keep looking.
 

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chain conv...

Thanks Jeff. So....... if anyone knows how to contact Eric (ehacker) that would be a great help.
 

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Re: chain conv...

Just have to give him some time but if you sent an E-mail he will answer, just some times takes a few weeks. Eric is the only one that I know of that makes the front sprocket but the rest you can get yourself. One of the biggest things is what are you wanting to get out of the conversion ( top end speed, just a chain or a monster of torque). I did give one of my old sprockets to the member that goes by Punish_her you might talk him out of the old one so you can have it copied, it was a 22 tooth.
 

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Re: chain conv...

Thanks to those who helped with my query so far.

I have spoken to Eric and the front sprocket is in the pipeline!
 

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jarv,

I am also searching for a front gear sprocket to convert my '02 Warrior to chain drive. My main reason for this is to extend the swing-arm length and finding an oversized belt is not getting results. I am also using a wider rear tire (260-280) so an offset front sprocket would be great.

Can anyone help with this? I do not know who he is or how to get in touch with ehacker.

Ken
 

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Ken said:
jarv,

I am also searching for a front gear sprocket to convert my '02 Warrior to chain drive. My main reason for this is to extend the swing-arm length and finding an oversized belt is not getting results. I am also using a wider rear tire (260-280) so an offset front sprocket would be great.

Can anyone help with this? I do not know who he is or how to get in touch with ehacker.

Ken
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I have established that the R1 and MT-01 front sprockets are the same (as are many of the bigger Yams).

JT Sprockets – The World's Leading Sprocket has a comparison chart.

The link below confirms sprocket interchangability between models.
http://www.titebike.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg={4AC773ED-AD2B-4947-BB8F-F6B0A5A97DA6}

SO..... It looks as though the R1 sprocket (below) fits the warrior output shaft.

I checked the internal and external measurements of the warrior spline and it is the same.

The issue is then to get a 21T version made.

And before anyone else says it - YES I know this is a well worn subject and YES.... it HAS all been done before, but it seems that there are a few of us asking about it to warrant trying to get to the bottom of once again.

Any other contributions welcome!

Any other members interested in the conversion?
 

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i tried to contact him last year with no reply............

that'll be the luck of the irish then...lol getting this underway... will be interesting to see this conversion done..especially this side of the pond..good luck jarv!!...sorry i can'ty input anything else...
 

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I converted from a belt to a 530 series chain and new sprockets.....


Well not on the Warrior it wasbecause I added abusa to the stable last year and it uses a 530 series chain. Couldn't resist, but here is your free bump to the top.
 

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Eric hasn't been active since Dec08 and even before that he wasn't visiting muchanymore. In late '07 the only way I was able to contact him was to PM him, but it sounds like you have already done that. I don't think his old email works anymore but not sure. Also, his RSW Gallery features left-over parts from RS and RSW and it seems he has move on to other bikes maybe.


http://rswarrior.com/members/ehacker01.aspx
 

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Jarv .... i can confirm that your middle shaft spline dimensions are correct as shown above!


Your proposed sprocket ratios: 48/21 = 2.286 is mid-point between the following pulley combinations: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/3099078185_4f62bde032_o.jpg

[*]70/30 = 2.333
[*]48/21 = 2.286
[*]70/31 = 2.258[/list]


The enclosed thread uses the same components you propose: 48T/21T - 530 (#50 - 5/8") Chain @ 120T



Tahoe99Cheap? Rear Sprocket w/ pics: http://rswarrior.com/forums/p/22535/341929.aspx#341929


 

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What is the point of the chain conversion? 1. I think it looks uglier than courtney love 2. it would make more noise and require more maintenance. and 3... refer back to number 1.


Im sure theres some sort of posotive side to it but i cant think of one. Help me to understand.
 

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What is the point of the chain conversion? 1. I think it looks uglier than courtney love 2. it would make more noise and require more maintenance. and 3... refer back to number 1.


Im sure theres some sort of posotive side to it but i cant think of one. Help me to understand.
General would be more gearing choices, with less chance to break under high torque. Example, my fomer bike made 110 hp with 127 torque but ran with a chain conversion equal to a 28 tooth front sprocket if it would have remained a belt. Needless to say I would have shredded a belt with that set up. Maintanence wise, i cleaned and sprayed my chain once a month, 15 mins of cleaning and a 10 min wait for the wax to dry...no biggie.
 

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independent_lemming said:
Arcinfidel said:
What is the point of the chain conversion? 1. I think it looks uglier than courtney love 2. it would make more noise and require more maintenance. and 3... refer back to number 1.


Im sure theres some sort of posotive side to it but i cant think of one. Help me to understand.
General would be more gearing choices, with less chance to break under high torque. Example, my fomer bike made 110 hp with 127 torque but ran with a chain conversion equal to a 28 tooth front sprocket if it would have remained a belt. Needless to say I would have shredded a belt with that set up. Maintanence wise, i cleaned and sprayed my chain once a month, 15 mins of cleaning and a 10 min wait for the wax to dry...no biggie.
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Thaks AlanH for the detailed info - any help is much appreciated!


OK.... It's purely for mechanical reasons and definately not asthetic reasons.

I broke the last belt that I had - and that was a real pain. You simply can not buy those things - not here in Ireland - and not in the UK either.

They have to come from the US and that equates to big bucks and help from other members.

Phats - for example - wont even deal with people outside the US.

I never abused my belt and I don't feel happy about using one.

This bike is my first and last belt driven bike. I want to go back to what I know and understand.

Yes - agreed, there is more cleaning etc involved, but I definately feel happier about travelling long distances with the chain drive set-up.

To be perfectly honest - I didn't realise that it was going to be so tricky to get it done! Anyway I think there is light at the end of the tunnel!

As with all ugly's - you know they will still be there when you get home .... Lol!
 

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Quote: While I didn't know that
I was thinking this part might provide some discovery-path:


http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/

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Well, although I'm not sure this has helped this time around, I have bookmarked the "optimiser" as a very useful tool for future reference.

Thanks!
 
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