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Default Vulcan 800 Scootworks belt conversion

Greetings all and thank God winter is on its way out the door!

A buddy (he is a first time rider) bought a 98 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 that has been converted from chain to belt drive using a kit from a company called Scootworks.

Anyway, on our ride Saturday the belt broke on his bike. I am looking for someone who knows how to do the belt replacement in the Ashland - Mansfield - Wooster area (All Seasons in Wooster won't do non-OEM work)

suggestions? Anyone have any experience with this particular conversion?

thanks for any help!
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From the list of complaints and failures I saw when I Googled Scootworks I would convert back to chain.
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BTW instructions are on the Scootworks website.
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From the list of complaints and failures I saw when I Googled Scootworks I would convert back to chain.
Yeah, I'm not sure he did his homework on this one. It is what it is though and he will need to get the new belt put on it. I don't do mechanic work myself if it involves taking off a wheel and putting it back on.

Just trying to find someone to help him out. I think he's going to need a trusty mechanic for this bike the way things are going...
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I would imagine you would also need to remove the swingarm.

I agree that rather than replace the belt you should put it back to chain.
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