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Ok the shaft drive is smoother as long as the shaft and bearings are maintained properly the belt drive will be close to the same smoothness but will have a slight vibration due to the design of the pulley teeth or cog and the belt tooth contact area. and the belt needs adjustments more often. hope that helps

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Q: Is a motorcycle belt drive smoother than a shaft drive?
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