Thin Is In | BDL 2-Inch Open Beltdrive Install
The makers of fine aftermarket motorcycle components, Beltdrives Ltd. (BDL), have been making quality primaries, open beltdrives, and much more for motorcycles for many many years. Recently, the company released the EVO-8S-2 open primary, an all-new design that includes a 52-tooth front pulley and 69-tooth rear pulley, both 2 inches wide and driven with a 142-tooth belt. Other features include a specially designed ring gear for easy starting and of course BDL’s Ball Bearing Lock Up Clutch, which provides positive engagement with minimal clutch pull. The EVO-8S-2 kit also features a unique side guard and rear pulley cover both made from 6061 billet aluminum. This system is finished in clear anodize, black andodize ($1,908.55), chrome, or raw polish ($1,768.90). The EVO-8S-2 is also available in the EVO-8S, which is a 2 3/4-inch belt instead of a 2-inch. Both kits will fit ’07-09 Softails and Dynas.
We headed over to Anaheim-Fullerton Harley-Davidson to install the 2-inch kit on a ’07 Softail Deluxe. PHD tech Matt Cortez performed the install, and it was pretty straightforward and can easily be performed at home. Also, a step-by-step DVD is included showing how to install the kit on your bike, and as always, BDL provides thorough installation instructions too.