Belt Drives Ltd

69mm Belt for '07-09 Softails

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1&2. Here is the new EVO 8S on the Cross Bones, it was an easy install that could be done at home and it's a nice addition to the bike.

3. Here is the EVO 8S open belt drive kit starting with the newly designed backing plate, front pulley, clutch basket, 2 3/4 belt, starter shaft cover, and mounting hardware.

4. Next was the ball bearing lock up clutch assembly, which consists of 7-fiber plates, 7- steel plates, one diaphragm spring, one spring retainer, 4-socket head bolts, ball bearing housing, and 32 3/8 ball bearings.

We just installed the Beltdrives Ltd (BDL) EVO-8S 2 3/4 (69mm) open belt drive with BDL's ball bearing clutch system on a '08 Cross Bones.

This open belt drive is designed exclusively for the '07-09 Softails. The backing plate bolts right up with the six motor mount bolts and the three transmission bolts along with the new style starter mounts. Also this kit incorporates a 52-tooth front pulley, 69-tooth rear pulley and a 69 mm (2.72 inch) wide 142-tooth custom designed belt.

We snapped some shots of the install at Freedom Cycles in Orange, California, to see how well it works. For the full article with in-depth coverage of the installation procedure check out the regular issue on the newsstands July 28, 2009!!!