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Old 01-24-2019, 01:52 PM
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Transmission in original position using belt drive

Hi all,
Bought a 2000 Santee softail framed 1340 5 speed evo. Frame raked and springer fitted. Wide rear end fitted (no idea of make) with 240 tyre. 2" Ultima open belt drive.
Rear wheel has about 1/2" offset to left. All this was already done when i bought it.
It pulled quite bad to the left.
I aligned the skinny solo seat with the frame spine, as the rear of the seat was in line with the wheel offset to hide this offset. This has drastically improved the pull to the left. It is now not bad going no handed.
I don't like the look of the offset wheel (and this is really obvious with the seat being straight now).
It looks like there is a 1" primary spacer and the transmission might have been moved 1" (2 sets of holes in the plate).
Would moving the transmission back to original location mean I could centre the rear wheel and the bike would stay balanced?
I assume the starter has also moved so can this be moved too?
I see there is talk of extended mainshaft and 5th gear, is this all that is needed to move transmission? I assume I will need some sort of spacer to bolt to belt motor plate.
Any advice gratefully received.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:09 PM
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Back tire needs to be centered with frame. That’s all there is to it. Then make Tran, prime and so on match. Off set sprocket, pulley etc. don’t kill your self on the road because of someone half assing a build. If yo bike is that way when ya bought it. I would go through the whole thing.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:37 PM
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Center your wheel, that will tell you where your trans has to be, then you'll know how much of a primary and front pulley spacer you'll need.
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:34 PM
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I can centre wheel using existing set up but due to 1" offset open belt and transmission, it will pull to left. I assume wheel was offset about 1/2" to left to balance the bike (I understand lots of HD come out of the factory like this but I just don't like the look).
Belts presently all line up correctly so it looks like 1" spacer is correct for 240 tyre.
I was hoping to offset transmission back 1" and then centre wheel so bike is balanced but wondered if anyone had done this and what parts are required.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:40 AM
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I can centre the wheel now but this will make the bike left heavy and it will pull to the left.
The 1" primary spacer looks the right size for a 240 tyre.
The transmission is also offset 1".
I was hoping to change the transmission main shaft to +1" to offset it back to centre so I could then centre wheel and it will all be balanced.
Just wondered if anyone else had done this and what parts required.
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