Having an open belt drive is one of those traits of a cool chopper. The mechanical nature of an open belt whippin’ in the breeze gives that element of nostalgia that is so popular in the V-twin dominated world we all love. We agree and tried to build on that cool factor with some modern-day BAKER engineering. Our 2.4" wide belt rides on Zinc plated 1045 steel pulleys. We used larger 14mm teeth and forged outboard support to add as much strength as possible. Our 11 plate clutch design will handle up 120 ft-lbs of continuous use right out of the box. Our 1 piece jackshaft is exponentially stronger than stock, and when matched with our 1 piece clutch basket design, will yield years of reliable starting that we all come to expect these days. Not being happy with a product that just works great, we pulled out our design pencils and did our best to add the same level of aesthetic style to complement the strength of the mechanical design.
Softail Belt Drive Contents, Old PN SBD-1/2-S
As shown below left, is a used aftermarket clutch basket, made from Aluminum. As you can see, after time, the vibration of the clutch pack inside the basket wears grooves in the flanks of teeth. Anyone who has wrenched for at least one riding season has seen this phenomenon in the flesh. These wear marks when they start, cause clutch disengagement issues, shifting issues and trouble finding neutral. When they get to be as bad as this picture, you have to replace the entire basket at your expense. The wearing of the clutch plates into the basket and the belt into the pulleys is why we designed our belt drive with 1045 steel pulleys. The same material we used on our secondary drive pulleys. Also pictured is a common aftermarket belt (on the bottom) with 8mm teeth, our 14mm tooth belt is just above it. The larger tooth size has more meat to it, and thus can hold more force per tooth. If a 14mm tooth belt size can drive the supercharger on a 500ci Top Alcohol Dragster motor, your bad ass Harley will be just fine.
Belt Drive Clutch Baskets, Aftermarket vs BAKER
Belt Tooth Comparison, BAKER vs Aftermarket
Softail Belt Assembly Cutaway
|New PN||Old PN||Description||Fitment|
|SBD-002-NS||SBD-0-NS*||No Offset, No Outboard Support, Polished||1990-06 Softail & Custom|
|SBD-002-S||SBD-0-S*||No Offset, Outboard Support, Polished||1990-06 Softail & Custom|
Outboard Support, Black Anodized
|1990-06 Softail & Custom|
|SBD-1/202-NS||SBD-1/2-NS*||1/2" Offset, No Outboard Support, Polished||1990-06 Softail & Custom|
|SBD-1/202-S||SBD-1/2-S*||1/2" Offset, Outboard Support, Polished||1990-06 Softail & Custom|
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Long Life Steel Pulley
|BAKER Softail Belt Drive Installation Instructions: Click Here|
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BAKER™ transmission assemblies, transmission kits, primaries, and oil pans are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase or up to 50,000 miles. BAKER™ clutches, kicker cover kits, belt drives, F6F kit, reverse systems, covers and accessories are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase or up to 24,000 miles - whichever occurs first. If the product is found by BAKER™ to be defective, such products will, at the option of BAKER™, be replaced or repaired at cost to BAKER™.
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