- May 26, 2010
You can't compare a belt drive on an a65 with fixed centers (centre's were machined at the factory and may not have been precise !!) To a pre unit design such as the pre MK3 commandoMy experience with a belt drive on my A65 was brief and expensive. Belts were $100 and lasted weeks no matter how meticulously adjusted. It simply removed two chunks of teeth till it lost drive and I was stuck at the side of the road. I only did it twice to realize the triplex was problem free with the crank and G/box shafts with extra bearings to keep the run in line. No failings from the chain even with 73ftlb of engine torque, for the last 18 years.