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Primary chaincase ventilation for belt drivePosted by Chris Grimmett at May 10. 2012
I would like to arrange ventilation in my primary chaincase to keep the belt drive cooler.
Has anyone had this done? What pattern of ventilation works well - holes? slots?
Are there any recommended people who can do this at a reasonable price?
Re: Primary chaincase ventilation for belt drivePosted by tom_mortensen at May 10. 2012
Yes, they really are a work of art, I have just bought a set for a 1972 Roadster beltdrive conversion. They really look the part, and since I haven't really had cooling problems even without venting holes, I expect these to be more than adequate. I decided to go for this solution instead of butchering the cover.
Re: Primary chaincase ventilation for belt drivePosted by Chris Grimmett at May 10. 2012
Thanks for the link, on two counts. These people had escaped my notice so it's into the Suppliers and Services directory with them later today. Either way, I have to spend something on venting the chaincase and this looks like a suitable way to go. Thank heavens that Sterling is heading back against the US Dollar in a way that suits me over here.
Re: Primary chaincase ventilation for belt drivePosted by steve_borbas at May 10. 2012
Hi Chris,i have 2 commando's with belt drives ,the first i bought a damaged cover (from footpeg) i filled the dent and painted it gloss black and fitted the vented plugs ,looks nice.
The second bike had a damaged cover (foot peg again)so i drew a circle around the rear cap ,with the circle cutting through the damaged area ,divided the circle into 5 equal parts and using a hole saw drilled 5 holes.With 1 hole drilling out the dent. Doing it this way i still have at least one good cover. Hope this gives you some ideas.Steve