We have been receiving some customer feedback about an issue involving our belt drives for the Timbersled kits. Complaints about the belts wanting to walk off the gears causing extra stress on the tensioner and belts. We could not replicate the issue with our test bikes so we dove deeper into the problem. We soon found that even users with a stock set up were seeing bearing issues and excessive wear on the stock gears, even some to the point of failure. We looked over several stock kits and came to the conclusion that the tolerances during OEM construction were off. This was causing the shafts to be non-parallel or another way to say it is the kits just are not square. We don’t really care where the problem originates but that we come up with a solution for our customers running our belt drive kits.
We are developing a set of flanges that will make up for the differences that we are seeing coming from the OEM. We will be reaching out to all existing customers to make sure and resolve this issue as soon as possible. So in the meantime we have stopped the sales of any future kits until all existing kits are running up to the TKI standard. We apologize for the inconvenience if you are experiencing issues with our Timbersled belt drive. We work tirelessly to develop and mountain test our products to avoid these types of problems but sometimes situations arise that our out of our control.
To help illustrate the problem we will be releasing a video showing the issue, and how to realign your Timbersled kits (even stock ones) to help your experience be more enjoyable like you deserve.
Again we apologize and will have a fix soon. If you own a kit and need additional information please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to respond as quickly as possible.
The TKI Belt Drive for Timbersled allows for easy installation replacing the factory chain drive with NO modifications to the factory parts. This kit does NOT modify any OEM parts.
The TKI Timbersled Belt drive installs using 5 bolts to attach the case to the factory OEM chassis mount location. Then using the two stock bolts to attach the new gears. Finish installation by mounting the belt and outside cover.
The included belt is a 36 mm wide belt compared to a 20 or 28 mm belts on other snowbike kits. This belt is the same Gates belt for all 2013-2021 TKI Polaris Belt Drives.
The outer case is machined from one solid 35 lb billet block down to just over 3.5 lbs providing stability against chassis flex. Outer cover is stainless/aluminum for additional protection against whatever the backcountry can throw at it.
Available in 1 stock gear ratio, allowing for gearing changes on the bike itself.
Early season testing provided more efficient track engagement and throttle response.