I'm excited about this upgrade and think the bike is really getting close now to my perfect ride.
My mechanic did a few other little projects for me, but I would guess it would take two to four hours to complete depending on competence and if you had done it before etc.
As to the smooth ride; I noticed right away that the 'snatchiness' (is that a word
) in low gears and as you change up, was immediately gone. I was really hoping for this, so a great improvement.
I don't use the power too much and just mostly putter around, so having this belt smooth out gear changes and running at lower revs is going to add some real comfort (if that's the right word) to my riding experience.
As to gearing, as I understand it there isn't much difference. My mechanic felt it was just a little quicker and I know others who have done this have said the same but I will need a little more time to see if that's my experience.
Well, lots of puttering ahead today as I'm refitting my sprung seat, looking at the chain (now belt.
) guard, panniers & brackets, repositioned the exhausts etc. So will report back soon.