just my 2 cents worth.If we are lucky there is another Honda with a similar/identical output shaft that has a belt and the parts could simply be swapppd over.......
I had hoped by now someone with a R&D background here on the forum or in the Great US of A would have developed a belt conversion similar to the one they are doing down in BrazilI found to be a very good read. Different but similar bike. I think a belt conversion is possible for the CTX, but the R&D just hasn't been done yet in the USA.
Belt drive conversion - wondered if anyone had seen this?
Been riding for almost 50 years - never had a chain fail under what passes for normal care (regular lubing).I'd say this isn't a major issue for motorcycles, chain drive has been around for a long time and is used by millions of bikes, but has anyone had any chain came off issues?
I was telling another ctx member about the "sling" IE: splatter of excess oil, use some of the newer lube compounds. I use white graphite, there's no post ride splatter issues. It goes on wet, becomes tacky within a few minutes.Thanks Rebel13. I guess this removes the bike from a contender to replace my PC800. I guess It's too much to ask for a bike that you don't have to do valve adjustments every 6-8k miles, has decent cargo capacity, "maintenance free" belt or shaft drive, good fuel economy, and fuel injection.
I'd rather be enjoying the ride than wrenching. My Vulcan 500 has a chain and when you ride 3-500 miles per week, chain maintenance becomes a dirty messy hassle I'd rather not have (esp without a center stand).
If you can't have a belt the next best thing is having a Loobman chain oiler. It makes having a chain bearable but I'd prefer to not have all the sling off on the wheel / back of bike. I usually give it a squirt every 120-150 miles and clean up the mess after 3K miles.