Was that pebble to close to a vital organ to remove? Bike evolution being the way it is, dictates that if the belt was truly better all bikes would have it. How many are sporting the belt? Mostly cruisers? If you are the type of rider that may dissolve in oil it's a must have.
Sure I lose a little HP at the rear but so digging my shaft drive 1100 (Unless it breaks) ...
But didn't the first motorcycles have leather belts? That's a tradition I wouldn't want to explore!
My belt barely hold my pants..Maybe I should try a chain and see how that works out..