SurRon X Segway X260 Belt Drive Upgrade Kit
Matches the stock gearing of the stock SurRon bike when used with Supermoto kit (48 tooth sprocket equivalent, see notes below for details)
Gates Carbon Polychain belt brings the ultimate in long lasting reliability
Significantly reduces the noise of the bike to make it quieter and more stealth
CNC beautiful made in the USA adds bike porn value to the bike
Belt life is up to 75,000 mile life
Belt drive requires no maintenance
No more messy oily chain making bike easier to store and transport
Saves weight over stock chain drive (1.4 pounds lighter)
Belt drive is more efficient than a chain drive.
We are excited to offer the SurRon belt upgrade kit for those who want to upgrade their SurRons to be quieter, more efficient, and cooler looking.
We worked closely with Gates to make this drive happen and happen right. We spent several months testing to ensure the reliability of this system.
We are using the same brand and width of belt as used on the zero motorcycle. The Carbon Gates belt has been an industry leader in reliable and strong belts. We decided on this narrow belt because it is more efficient and quieter than a thicker belt, also it does a better job of kicking out off road debris when the belts are narrow.
CNC the sprockets from 6061 billet right here in the usa and finish them with a hard anodized finish (clear or black) for years of beautiful service.
The stock chain drive weights in at over 3 pounds
The belt drive kit weights: .65 pounds
So you get a total weight saving of 1.4 pounds.
IS THE BELT KIT RELIABLE?
For most riders it is.
For 99 percent of riders the belt kit is the best SurRon upgrade ever. 25,000-75,000 miles with no maintenance and no noise clatter. For 1 percent of riders (pro mx riders) who have hot rodded their SurRon to over 20,000 watts, they may have a problem with snapping belts. If you don't do serious stunts on your bike like stoppies followed by hard throttle wheelies you will be fine.
What about gravel getting caught and breaking the belt? That is a wide belt problem on a high power bike..we are using a very narrow belt that will eject pebbles that get lodged in them on a relatively low power surron. We have not seen any belts break in this way and do not expect to see any do this.
Zero electric motorcycles has used Gates Carbon belts on all their bikes for years and there is a good reason. On a quiet electric motorbike there is no place for chain noise or greasy oily parts. Zero motorcycles has 5x the power of a SurRon, and uses a very similar system to the Belt kit, so we think the Belt kit should be very reliable.
Installation will take a mechanical person an hour or two to do. It is not a hard kit to install but it is also not very easy. We recommend this kit to people who are mechanically inclined. We provide all parts you need and a special tool required to loosed the swing arm nuts.
Support notes: The belt is a 8mm pitch, 1280mm Gates Poly chain Carbon, as per the gates Poly Chain GT Carbon tension calculator, the proper tension for a stock X (or MX) SurRon is 100Hz (120hz for the R), but anything 90-125hz is fine, If your bike is modified please refer to the Gates calculator to tune the belt to your power level.