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post #17 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2017, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Smiley View Post
Belt drive would not work with the present swingarm and would require a total redesign. Shaft drive is nice but it adds weight.
Well, they did a complete redesign of the Ninja 650 so it's not out of the question. On the other hand if a factory centerstand were available I would have no issues with the current chain drive.

There are other issues with a shaft drive but I had one on my 84 CB650 and for me the positives outweighed the negatives.
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