Posted 10/3/2016 7:02 PM (#90928) Subject: Shaft or Belt
I am looking at a M72B sidecar. I have 2 Yamaha's, a Vstar 1100 and a Roadstar 1600. I don't plan on a lot of long trips. Mostly around are little town trips. I am looking for input as to weather to use the VStar 1100 Shaft drive or the Roadstar 1600 belt drive. Any info would be a help.
Posted 10/4/2016 10:40 AM (#90934 - in reply to #90928) Subject: Re: Shaft or Belt
It does not make that much of a difference and should not be why you chose which bike. You need to decide which bike you want to ride with the sidecar.
Posted 1/24/2017 2:17 PM (#92096 - in reply to #90934) Subject: Re: Shaft or Belt
No difference but size of bike does matter. I have a 2007 Yamaha Roadstar XVZ-1700 w/ a California I sidecar w/ electric trim. WORKS GREAT! My small dog loves it, my granddaughter loves it and my wife loves it. All different weights but the bike handles all well.
My prior ride was a 1984 Yamaha XVZ-1200 (running great and shaft drive!) w/ same sidecar and prior to that was my Hondasaki 750cc. (also running great w/ chain drive.) So? The chain drive was the most challenging. (sprocket and chain changes).