- Belt to Chain conversion kit for 1994-2003 Harley 883 Sportsters
- Top quality and Made in the USA
- Grade 8 mounting bolts and washers included
- Includes stainless steel locking tab washer to ensure sprocket hardware stays tight
- This kit maintains an accurate stock gearing ratio
- Lowbrow Customs designed, road-tested and approved!
Ditch that belt and go with a traditional 530 rear drive chain setup on your 1994 - 2003 Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster. This chain conversion kit keeps the same gearing ratio as your stock drive belt setup. Remove the stock pulleys and simply install the front sprocket, the spacer and rear sprocket with the included proper length Grade 8 hardware. We also include a specially designed, stainless steel locking tab washer for the rear sprocket hardware. In addition to installing the hardware properly with clean hardware, red Loctite and proper hardware torquing, this locking tab washer physically stops bolts from being able to loosen. 530 chain not included, supply your own or choose one from the 530 Drive Chains
here at Lowbrow and we will send it on it's way.
The transmission sprocket, rear sprocket, sprocket spacer and the included hardware are all Made in the USA to the highest quality available. Beware cheap imported imitations, ours are engineered and manufactured in the USA, heavily road-tested and built to last. The front sprocket is high quality nickel plated Chromoly steel, and the rear sprocket is 7075-T6 certified aero space grade aluminum for long life and light weight. The mounting hardware is Grade 8, zinc-plated, and includes super heavy duty 1/8 inch thick washers (also Grade 8). The locking tab washer is stainless steel.
This kit is designed to match stock gearing for 1994-2003 883 Sportsters. The countershaft (front) sprocket is 22 teeth, and the rear sprocket is 48 teeth, for a 2.18:1 gearing ratio. This means that the countershaft sprocket rotates 2.18 times to spin the rear sprocket one full revolution. The less times the countershaft sprocket has to rotate, the taller the gearing, meaning less power off the line but better high-speed cruising. The 1994-1999 rear sprocket has a 1.985 inch diameter center hole and the 2000-2003 rear sprocket has a 2.214 inch diameter hole to properly fit the stock 1200 Sportster rear wheel.
NOTES: These are made for use in a stock Sportster frame or a frame or hardtail which uses stock spacing (such as hardtails which use the stock rear wheel assembly, brake, and axle spacers). If the frame you are using is a different axle plate spacing (width) or you are using a non-stock wheel this may affect the rear sprocket alignment. This is for use with a stock width wheel, and is not for a wide tire conversion.
Because of tight clearance when using stock muffler mount or stock passenger peg mounts do not use an O-ring chain because the additional width may cause chain to wear at these components on deceleration.