1980-09-01

The Development of a Belt Drive Motorcycle 800972

With the development of synthetic high tensile strength arimid cord materials, the Gates Rubber Company was successful in constructing a polyurethane elastomeric synchronous power transmission timing belt with improved strength and durability properties over conventional power transmission drive chains, using this cord material as the tensile power-carrying member. A production model 80 cu, in. AMF Harley-Davidson motorcycle is currently being marketed with both primary and secondary drive systems equipped with belts of this construction. A sophisticated testing and evaluation program was conducted to verify the improved durability and performance of this drive system application.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X