Diy Though all late-model bikes come with belts, nothing looks tougher or lasts longer than a final drive chain. Chains also are better when increasing rear tire size or bumping up the engine's horsepower. Though our project '93 Sportster currently has none of the aforementioned qualities. When we saw the extreme wear that the stock belt had, we knew we had to do something quick. Knowing we wanted the look and longevity of a chain, we decided to call up the kings of sick Sportys, Led Sled Customs and get one of its Belt to Chain conversion kits ($275). The kit consists of a rear 48-tooth sprocket, a 23-tooth front sprocket, and a 530 O-ring chain. The kit is designed for all '92-09 Sportsters and is a simple and straightforward install. So simple in fact, that it took us a little less than two hours to do the whole conversion. The Lowdown Man Hours: 1.75 Difficulty: Easy Aftermarket Parts Used: Led Sled Belt to Chain Kit and Zip-Ty Masterlink Tool Total Cost: $289.95 01. This is how the bike looked with its stock belt setup. Not for long! 02. The upper and lower belt guards, exhaust bracket, front pulley lock pin, and nut were all removed. 02. The upper and lower belt guards, exhaust bracket, front pulley lock pin, and nut were 03. The belt, drive pulley, and the rear wheel were taken off the bike. 04. The old front pulley was replaced with the new drive sprocket. 05. The old rear pulley was replaced with the new rear sprocket. 06. The rear wheel was reinstalled on the bike. 07. The chain was put on the bike, measured for proper length, and marked. 07. The chain was put on the bike, measured for proper length, and marked. 08. The chain was then shortened to size with the proper chain tool. 09. Using our trusty Zip-Ty racing tool, which securely holds the link in place, we easily installed the retainer clip with a screwdriver without damage. 09. Using our trusty Zip-Ty racing tool, which securely holds the link in place, we easil 10. Once the rear wheel was adjusted for proper chain tension, we were done! 10. Once the rear wheel was adjusted for proper chain tension, we were done! Sources Led Sled Customs (937) 879-4645 ledsledcustoms.com Zip-Ty Racing (760) 244-7028 ziptyracing.com By Jeff G. Holt Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!