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Thread: Chain conversion

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Jan 2020

    Chain conversion

    Do you need any kind of drive cushion when you do a belt to chain conversion? I'm thinking about getting a Blast for a custom build with a chain drive and wonder if I can go without any cushion in the rear hub that you normally see with a chain drive bike?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    SF East Bay
    Stock Blast clutch does not have a sprung hub. However the little thumper doesn't make enough power to cause any issues as most of the jolts will be absorbed by the heavy chain.

  3. #3
    Senior Member outthere's Avatar
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    Jun 2018
    Just avoid wheel hop and all is well. We never had cush drive back in the old days running thumpers.

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