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Norton Atlas Project – Shep – Engine Disassembly - Part 7 Help with Belt drive & Alternator setup

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Hello guys, I'd like to ask for your advice concerning fitting a belt drive to the Atlas with the standard (or another) alternator setup.

This belt drive came with "Shep" and I'd like to keep it for the Atlas, but the configuration of the new bike will be quite different to the Shep bike. You may recall that Shep came with a G15 gearbox and G15 engine/gearbox plates. However, I'm wanting to go to a more standard configuration. I've swapped the G15 gearbox for a standard Norton NA gearbox and have dry fitted the gearbox into the standard Atlas engine plates.

The problem I have is that I don't know how the belt drive will work with a standard alternator setup. You'll see that once everyone is stacked up on the main shaft, it will be too 'tall' to fit inside the standard Atlas primary case.

Having said that, I'm not too concerned about having to use the inner and outer primary case; in fact I really like the naked look with perhaps a small mudguard-style cover for a little protection, so I'd be open to any cool and creative ideas.

Thanks for your help


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