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Running a narrower belt on a 2003-2005 Victory

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    I found out that you can run a narrower belt in the stock pulleys on a 2002-2006 year Victory with the 5 speed tranny, you just have to find one with the same pitch, etc, and that has a workable tooth count.
    (Or you can Dremel out the adjustment slot for the axel in the swingarm to get a belt to work.)
     
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    If i the belt has the same pitch as your pulleys I can't see why it wouldn't. Give it a try, post results.
     
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    Ask @Vicbuilder ... he would know what the best solution to the problem would be
     
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    I talked with Conquest Customs in Florida. They said that it’s no problem running a narrower belt on a slightly wider pulley, assuming the same pitch, etc. The advantages of the newer style narrower belt are twofold. One, it’s about $100 cheaper. Two, it’s stronger and can lasts 3x as long. (100K replacement interval recommendation)

    Conquest Customs sells an overdrive front pulley for the old 5 speed Kingpin, Vegas, and TC. 32 tooth vs 30 tooth. About a 6-7% overdrive. Not bad. Would probably make for nicer highway cruising, especially if you had a big bore kit installed. Anyways, the stock belt length is 142. If you use the overdrive 32 tooth front pulley from Conquest Customs, you would presumably need a 144 tooth belt. Apparently the belt for a Buell 1125r is 145 teeth. Close enough in my book.

    The front pulley from Conquest Customs is $350, the Buell belt about $200, and you can use your existing 64 tooth rear pulley. Switching to this set up would would probably mean it’s the last time you would need to get a belt. If your pulleys are worn anyways, this would a good time to switch. Also, with the stronger Buell belt you are less likely to get stranded somewhere. 100,000 mile rating vs stock 30,000 mile rating means a more durable, more reliable belt. My stock belt on my 2003 Victory broke prematurely at 20,000 miles. Luckily I was only 1 mile from home.
     
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    I have an OD pulley on the TCD. Also sent the billet rear pulley, that had worn out at 20k, to supermax and they added one more tooth to keep enough material on the pulley. SuperMax - Belt Drives for Harleys and Indians
    Then I got a buell 1125r belt and it works great. Supermax is an expensive mod, but it's about the same cost as a new billet pulley and should never wear out. No more squeaks. No more worn out pointed teeth that tear up belts.
     
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    Thanks for that info. Those Touring Cruisers have such a classic style. I followed one around on a closed race course for some fun once and his bike never scraped when leaned over whereas my Vegas was scraping the foot pegs in most corners. More available lean angle on those TCs.
     
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