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Why ‘Exact Fit’™ is the premium brand?
The ‘Exact Fit’™ story…
Launched and specified by Chris Kelly in 2009, owner of California Cycleworks (an internationally renowned Ducati Technician / Racer from the USA).
A chance meeting with an ex Director of Gates lead to a project to manufacture the highest specification timing belts for our Ducati’s. Designed and manufactured without the constraints of large business accountants & price pressures.
Specified by Chris Kelly of CCW with specific attention to engineering detail. This includes greater dimensional repeatability / less stretch / tighter shore hardness tolerance / loop joining method / material selection / construction & coating.
Manufactured by ‘the’ global leader OEM timing belt factory in the far-east with the latest Western European Equipment & Materials and manufactured under the latest OEM Automotive Manufacturing Standards. The CCW manufacturing partner supplies most of global brand OEM companies to various specifications including CCW’s highest spec.
Please note: a common misconception is that Ducati OEM belts are reinforced with Kevlar – they are not as this is not the ideal material for our application!
A little known fact is that Ducati now source timing belts from the Far East (2016) but not to the stringent specifications as Exact Fit ™ Belts.
Originally launched as a premium brand timing belt: as a real alternative to OEM Ducati Belts in 2009 – due to the specification some of the Exact Fit™ belts were more expensive than the OEM Ducati belts. It is only since VAG group took over Ducati and the OEM prices started to climb that Exact Fit timing belts became much more cost effective due to Chris being true to his customer base. So now in Europe we can be seen as a cheaper alternative but:
we are’the’ premium brand!
Quickly established in the USA as the leading brand and used by Ducati main dealers – we have no known belt failures in all the years since launch!!! There are even Main Dealers in the States that only fit OEM if the customer specifically asks and Exact Fit™ belts are their default fitment.
Here in the UK and the rest of the world some Ducati Technicians still advise (and only use) OEM belts: they do not know the full story and are advising away from the highest specification belts available! We welcome their contact to discuss…
The ‘Premium’ timing belt for your Ducati…
Be careful out there: expensive OEM parts lead to cheap copies / OEM branded - so if you choose OEM make sure you buy from an authorised dealer – although we fully believe our belts are superior we understand some will only fit OEM due to the ‘scare stories’ – and they may in fact be persuaded that way by their mechanic, especially if your service centre doesn’t know of our premium quality and reputation in the USA.
Some Main Ducati dealers are even selling older spec OEM belts on EBay (in 2016) make sure you buy the improved later OEM belts or Exact Fit™ belts for peace of mind. They were upgraded for a reason! Our belts are equal to or superior in specification to the latest level belts in both strength and accuracy of manufacture. Also older OEM belts may seem a good deal but understand what you are buying! Shelf life cannot be guaranteed from the factory even on latest spec: but ours can – full stock rotation is employed at CCW and orders are regular / monthly with Chris’s manufacturer and our stock rotation here is fully adhered to.
Remember in the automotive industry OEM isn’t always best – the same as OEM recommended oils, air filters, spark plugs and a multitude of different service & upgrade items for your Ducati. Forget the scare stories some tell about using anything other than OEM timing belts!
This is also why we don’t offer ‘service kits’ as some do – you still need oil anyway, so buy your air filters / oil filters etc at sensible prices individually and save more money! Premium options are available too as many will be aware.
16E Lower Ballinderry Road, Upper Ballinderry, Lisburn
County Antrim, Northern Ireland. BT28 2JB
Tel 028 9265 0577028 9265 0577
NOW TRADING: a big thankyou to our first customers!
We are looking for a limited number of retail outlets throughout the UK and Europe and welcome enquiries from Ducati Specialist Service Shops and even Main Ducati Dealers who wish to offer the excellent and 'proven' quality of ExactFit Belts to customers whose bikes are out of warranty. These Belts are sold in the USA to main Ducati dealers for this purpose due to the fantastic brand reputation Chris Kelley has built up.
CaCycleworks have tested their products against both OEM and other aftermarket suppliers and are completely satisfied that their products are superior in terms of design, materials, strength and manufacturing tolerances.
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