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New custom 33 tooth front belt pulley

New Custom made 33 tooth FRONT DRIVE PULLEY to fit a 2004-2010 Kawasaki VN2000 motorcycle.
The VN2000 motorcycles come stock from the factory with a 32 tooth cast/stamped metal 2 piece pressed together pulley.
The 32 tooth pulley allows speedometer and odometer errors of approximately 10% (55 MPH is actually 50 MPH and for every 10 miles you ride, 11 miles are put on the odometer.)
By just adding 1 tooth to this pulley the speedometer/odometer error is reduced to approximately 3% (which is more accurate than most cars on the road!) Plus you get the added benefit of showing lower actual mileage!
Another benefit is a more correct reading for gas mileage! A 3% to 5% improvement based on how hard you twist your right hand!
This pulley is machined to aircraft tolerances from one piece of Chro-Moly Aircraft Grade Steel, it has been heat treated, normalized and tempered for strength and for durability and is exactly as pictured. The tensile strength of this pulley is greater than the stock pulley or any other pulley made for this motorcycle and will last a lifetime.
This pulley is an easy replacement for the stock pulley and can be swapped using the stock belt in about an hour.
Your VN2000 will perform better and have better shift points just by changing to the 33 tooth pulley, example 70 MPH is 2500 RPM about 200 RPM less than 32 tooth stock pulley, engine is quieter less vibration and higher top speed. First gear is now useable pulls further as it should.
$299.00 Shipping $12.00 Install $75.00 Contact bare@bellsouth.net Papal or money order or go to Ebay Item 320828001891
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 01:01 PM
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You planted the seed. I always seem to be in that speed zone where 5th is too high, and 4th is asking for a shift. I seam to travel lots of roads around 50-60 MPH. I believe that pulley would make the VN2000 happy to stay in 4th.

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You planted the seed. I always seem to be in that speed zone where 5th is too high, and 4th is asking for a shift. I seam to travel lots of roads around 50-60 MPH. I believe that pulley would make the VN2000 happy to stay in 4th.

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The 33 tooth pulley is perfect in that range, it will satisfy that problem and others as you have read above.
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So if you replaced the 32 with the 33 tooth pulley and then changed to the Euro gears what would you have?
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So if you replaced the 32 with the 33 tooth pulley and then changed to the Euro gears what would you have?
You would have even higher gear ratio than with just EURO gears.
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New Custom made 33 tooth FRONT DRIVE PULLEY to fit a 2004-2010 Kawasaki VN2000 motorcycle.
The VN2000 motorcycles come stock from the factory with a 32 tooth cast/stamped metal 2 piece pressed together pulley.
The 32 tooth pulley allows speedometer and odometer errors of approximately 10% (55 MPH is actually 50 MPH and for every 10 miles you ride, 11 miles are put on the odometer.)
By just adding 1 tooth to this pulley the speedometer/odometer error is reduced to approximately 3% (which is more accurate than most cars on the road!) Plus you get the added benefit of showing lower actual mileage!
Another benefit is a more correct reading for gas mileage! A 3% to 5% improvement based on how hard you twist your right hand!
This pulley is machined to aircraft tolerances from one piece of Chro-Moly Aircraft Grade Steel, it has been heat treated, normalized and tempered for strength and for durability and is exactly as pictured. The tensile strength of this pulley is greater than the stock pulley or any other pulley made for this motorcycle and will last a lifetime.
This pulley is an easy replacement for the stock pulley and can be swapped using the stock belt in about an hour.
Your VN2000 will perform better and have better shift points just by changing to the 33 tooth pulley, example 70 MPH is 2500 RPM about 200 RPM less than 32 tooth stock pulley, engine is quieter less vibration and higher top speed. First gear is now useable pulls further as it should.
$280.00 Shipping $12.00 Install $75.00 Contact bare@bellsouth.net Papal or money order or go to Ebay Item #320751298562
Thanks Bare
This is interesting. When I got my bike the speedometer was off about 10% but the odometer was within 1%, I verified this with GPS. Apparently they are not off by the same amount. I would rather have my speedometer be wrong and my odometer be accurate. Of course, changing gears, pulleys or tire diameters will affect both equally. I suggest a GPS check to verify your own bikes accuracy and not assume that the speedo and odo are equally inaccurate from the factory. From what I have been reading, there is a wide range of variance in the speedometer readouts of all bikes, anywhere from 5% to 10% or more. I am curious to know if the odometers are more accurate or if they also vary from bike to bike.
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This is interesting. When I got my bike the speedometer was off about 10% but the odometer was within 1%, I verified this with GPS. Apparently they are not off by the same amount. I would rather have my speedometer be wrong and my odometer be accurate. Of course, changing gears, pulleys or tire diameters will affect both equally. I suggest a GPS check to verify your own bikes accuracy and not assume that the speedo and odo are equally inaccurate from the factory. From what I have been reading, there is a wide range of variance in the speedometer readouts of all bikes, anywhere from 5% to 10% or more. I am curious to know if the odometers are more accurate or if they also vary from bike to bike.
Agreed.
On mine, the speedometer was off by 10%, but the odo was off by about 4%.
I bought a speedoDRD and corrected the odo. The ODO is now off by about 7% the other way. I personally would rather have the speedo correct.
I can do the math when I figure the mileage and oil change intervals, etc.
And as far as mileage on the bike, well I"ve got 22500 on it now with the inaccurate odo. I figure about 15000 miles from now, it will be spot on.
LOL!

If I were to do this mod, it wouldn't be to correct any gauge error, I'd do it for the increased gear ratio in 5th gear. Bring the revs down at highway speeds.

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New Custom made 33 tooth FRONT DRIVE PULLEY to fit a 2004-2010 Kawasaki VN2000 motorcycle.
The VN2000 motorcycles come stock from the factory with a 32 tooth cast/stamped metal 2 piece pressed together pulley.
The 32 tooth pulley allows speedometer and odometer errors of approximately 10% (55 MPH is actually 50 MPH and for every 10 miles you ride, 11 miles are put on the odometer.)
By just adding 1 tooth to this pulley the speedometer/odometer error is reduced to approximately 3% (which is more accurate than most cars on the road!) Plus you get the added benefit of showing lower actual mileage!
Another benefit is a more correct reading for gas mileage! A 3% to 5% improvement based on how hard you twist your right hand!
This pulley is machined to aircraft tolerances from one piece of Chro-Moly Aircraft Grade Steel, it has been heat treated, normalized and tempered for strength and for durability and is exactly as pictured. The tensile strength of this pulley is greater than the stock pulley or any other pulley made for this motorcycle and will last a lifetime.
This pulley is an easy replacement for the stock pulley and can be swapped using the stock belt in about an hour.
Your VN2000 will perform better and have better shift points just by changing to the 33 tooth pulley, example 70 MPH is 2500 RPM about 200 RPM less than 32 tooth stock pulley, engine is quieter less vibration and higher top speed. First gear is now useable pulls further as it should.
$280.00 Shipping $12.00 Install $75.00 Contact bare@bellsouth.net Papal or money order or go to Ebay Item #320751298562
Thanks Bare
I will be watching this thread, Bare, Are there any interference issues with the diameter of the pully and the stock covers and damper? How long have your run the pully on the bike? Did you encounter any belt noise? What about the cromo rusting, is it powder coated? I am interested in getting rid of the stamped steel pully but am concerned about the aluminum offerings. Your pully seems like a great solution.

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Agreed.
On mine, the speedometer was off by 10%, but the odo was off by about 4%.
I bought a speedoDRD and corrected the odo. The ODO is now off by about 7% the other way. I personally would rather have the speedo correct.
I can do the math when I figure the mileage and oil change intervals, etc.
And as far as mileage on the bike, well I"ve got 22500 on it now with the inaccurate odo. I figure about 15000 miles from now, it will be spot on.
LOL!

If I were to do this mod, it wouldn't be to correct any gauge error, I'd do it for the increased gear ratio in 5th gear. Bring the revs down at highway speeds.
That is exactly why I changed to a 33 tooth on my two V2k's, it improves the gear ratio where it should have been stock.
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I will be watching this thread, Bare, Are there any interference issues with the diameter of the pully and the stock covers and damper? How long have your run the pully on the bike? Did you encounter any belt noise? What about the cromo rusting, is it powder coated? I am interested in getting rid of the stamped steel pully but am concerned about the aluminum offerings. Your pully seems like a great solution.

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I have had this 33 tooth pulley on my 04 V2K for almost four years fits perfect no interference with any covers my belt does not make any noise nor have I heard any complaints as far as the material it is not powder coated to keep the price down it would be about $40.00 more you could paint with RUST OLEUM. IT IS NOT ALUMINUM IT IS.. Chro-Moly Aircraft Grade Steel, it has been heat treated, normalized and tempered.
I have also have a 2005 D1 Limited which I put this pulley on recently WHAT a improvement I forgot riding my 04 with the 33 tooth and changing the 05 then it was amazing the difference which I took as normal anyway i am bla bla.
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