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Pulley and belt


This is one hell of a job so if you aint got patience get someone who has to do it. Here goes;
Get her up on the main stand or jack her up. Ensure the weight is carried on the front wheel otherwise get a jack to raise/support the rear.
Loosen rear wheel adjusters and push wheel assembly as far forward as it will go.
Lift old belt from the top of rear pulley and as you ease the belt towards you rotate the wheel/pully towards the rear this will allow the belt to be eased off the pulley. MIND YOUR FINGERS
Now remove the rear wheel assembly completely, not forgetting to disconnect the torque arm and brake cable / rod if your bike has drum brakes.
Remove the drive pulley cover and ease the belt off.
Now the worst bit, the swing arm has to come off to allow the belt to go around it.
Disconnect shocks from swing arm (lower mounts only will be ok)
Remove swing arm.
Install new belt on drive pulley, replace swing arm ensuring the belt goes around it and reassemble all other parts.
Making sure all nuts / bolts are torqued to makers specs.
When the rear wheel is back in the belt can be refitted to rear pulley using the same method as removal it will probably be harder being new but it will go.
Finally adjust the belt tension to makers spec and ensure wheel runs true. That's it now you can have a cup of tea you've earned it
. GOOD LUCK

Jun 04, 2014 | 1993 Harley Davidson FXR Super Glide

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How to replace drive belt on a 1993 harley davidson heritage softail classic?


To remove a Softail drive belt FIRST remove the rear wheel then remove the primary chain, the clutch, the engine compensating sprocket, and the chain adjuster as an assembly, then remove the primary chaincase housing, place a support under the rear fork and engine, remove the pivot shaft and spacer, slip the drive belt off from the transmission sprocket.



To replace a Softail drive belt FIRST not that all belts, used or new, must never be formed into a loop smaller than 5.0 in. (130 mm), and must never be bent backwards because this can severely weaken the belt and cause premature failure if it, then install the belt over the transmission sprocket, install the pivot shaft and spacer, remove the support holding the engine and rear fork, install the primary chaincase housing, the primary chain, the clutch, the engine compensating sprocket, and the chain adjuster and the primary chaincase cover, fill primary the primary chaincase with oil, install the rear wheel, align the rear wheel and properly adjust the belt tension to the specified deflection.

Apr 28, 2014 | 2000 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage...

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How to replace drive belt on 1993 harley davidson?


Is it a softail????



To remove a Softail drive belt FIRST remove the rear wheel then remove the primary chain, the clutch, the engine compensating sprocket, and the chain adjuster as an assembly, then remove the primary chaincase housing, place a support under the rear fork and engine, remove the pivot shaft and spacer, slip the drive belt off from the transmission sprocket.



To replace a Softail drive belt FIRST not that all belts, used or new, must never be formed into a loop smaller than 5.0 in. (130 mm), and must never be bent backwards because this can severely weaken the belt and cause premature failure if it, then install the belt over the transmission sprocket, install the pivot shaft and spacer, remove the support holding the engine and rear fork, install the primary chaincase housing, the primary chain, the clutch, the engine compensating sprocket, and the chain adjuster and the primary chaincase cover, fill primary the primary chaincase with oil, install the rear wheel, align the rear wheel and properly adjust the belt tension to the specified deflection.

Apr 28, 2014 | 2005 Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI...

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How do I change the drive belet


To remove a 2007 Touring drive belt FIRST remove the rear wheel and the rear swingarm, remove the primary chaincase assembly,remove the old belt from the transmission sprocket.

To install a 2007 touring drive belt FIRST install the new belt on the transmission sprocket, then install the primary chaincase assembly, then install the rear swingarm and the rear wheel and adjust the belt deflection to specifications.

Belt Deflection
Vehicle Orientation Model Inches Millimeters
Motorcycle Upright
With Rear Wheel in Air
or On Jiffy Stand
Without Rider or Luggage
FLHR/C,
FLHT/C/U, 3/8-7/16 9.5-11.1
FLTR

FLHRS,
FLHX1/4-5/16 6.4-7.9

Apr 27, 2014 | 2007 Harley Davidson FLHRC Road King...

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Adjust drive belt


You didn't say what MODEL YEAR (yes, it makes a difference!), but here's a generic how-to.

Get rear wheel off ground.
Loosen jam nuts on axle adjusters (if they have one, varies by year).
Turn adjusters equal number of turns until belt tension is correct (belt deflexes 1" with 10 lbs pressure in center of top run).
Tighten jam nuts (if applicable).

Turn rear wheel in normal direction of rotation.
Check to ensure belt is running centered in rear pulley.
If not, tighten the axle adjuster on the side that the belt is pulling towards (if belt is to right side of pulley, tighten right adjuster to move right side of axle aft).

Oct 09, 2013 | Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom...

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Adjust belt drive rear wheel


Raise the rear wheel safely (with a motorcycle stand of some type) Loosen the rear axel (27mm wrench works good) Adjust the tensioner bolts at the back of the swing arm(both sides) evenly until the belt is within specs. Turn the wheel forward and check to make sure the belt is spaced evenly between the sides of the rear pulley. Tighten the axel. Double check the belt tension with the wheel back on the ground.

Aug 13, 2013 | 2006 Victory Touring Cruiser

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Why does rear drive belt make squealing noise when accelerating. I try'd ajusting belt tention ,nothing is working.


Hi anonymous, first you need to check rear wheel alignment in the swing arm either from the center of the swing arm pivot shaft to the center of the rear wheel axle bolt (most accurate method) measurement should exactly the same on both sides. Or you can use the axle adjuster marks stamped on the swing arm where the axle lives. next you need to get the rear wheel off the ground and rotate it in the direaction of forward movement and see where it tracks in the pully. If it tracks to one side and rubs against the pulley side walls then you can adjust the pulley location by adding or subtracting pully to hub spacers so it tracks in the middle or away from any wall. If it is mechanically impossible to achieve this desired outcome you may slightly adjust rear wheel to achieve desired results. If belt still squeeks you can try deglazing the inside of the pulley wall with scotch guard pad some simular mildly abrasive object and rub some dielectric grease on the side of the belt. All other remedies are less effective and only last for a day or two but you are surely welcome to try your own brew. Finally there is a question of proper belt tension, a belt to tight will squeek more than a loose one. For proper belt adjustment enjoy the video. Good luck Motorcycle Repair Inspecting Adjusting the Final Drive Belt on 2008 Harley...

Feb 21, 2012 | 2002 Harley Davidson FLHRCI Road King...

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Rear wheel assembly for flstc 1994 rear wheel is not centring,too far over to the left, drive belt is rubbing on wheel


Unless someone has changed a spacer or something , the rear wheel should be centered with the frame, not necessarily the swingarm. The rear brake caliper bracket acts as the spacer on the right side and there is a spacer on the left side. This spacer on the left side should be just short enough to get into the swingarm without a lot of excess space once installed. You should not be squeezing your swingarm more than 0.125 inch or so.

Now, there are other things that will cause the tire to rub the final drive belt. Too wide tire will do this. The '94 models used the old style wide belts unlike the narrower belt used by the later models. If you install a like is on a later model, it's too wide and will probably rub. The next reason for tire belt interference is the rear tire not being adjusted correctly and it is not under the bike straight. Adjust the rear wheel by measuring the length of the adjuster bolt relative to the axle. These measurements should be the same on both sides of the swingarm. If you can't do that, find something about six feet long that you can use as a straight edge to check the alignment of the rear wheel to the front wheel. Keep in mind that there is an offset designed into the front wheel. Just make sure that the rear wheel is as straight relative to the frame as you can get it.

Even with all this stuff correctly set, the final drive belt will be close to the side of the tire but it should not rub.

Feb 28, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage...

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Sportster wheel alignment


There is only one wheel you can align.The back one.If the front wheel is correctly assembled and sitting in it,s correct place,the back one is the place to look.On the end of the swingarm is the rear wheel,the axle for the rear wheel and the adjuster.The axle has marks on it to determine the adjustment of the rear axle/chain/belt.If both are the same and the drive belt/chain is correct,then the alignment is correct.Nothing more you can do.Both sides have marks or notches.Make sure they are the same and all is good.Dont overtighten the chain/belt.Hope this helps

Jan 21, 2010 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 1200 R Sporster...

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I need to know how much play is allowed on the drive belt of a 2004 victory kingpin so I can adjust it properly.


Are you ready, let get started. For the Drive Belt Inspection it is recommended that you inspect the drive belt annually, and replace at specified intervals regardless of belt condition.

1. Periodically inspect the drive belt for cuts, missing teeth and excessive wear.

2. Adjust the drive belt tension at intervals in accordance with your motorcycle owner's manual (M.O.M.)

To perform the actual belt tension inspection, perform the following:

1. Secure the motorcycle in an upright position. Shift the transmisison into neutral and be sure to elevate the rear wheel off of the ground. This is critical when checking belt deflection or adjusting the belt.

2. Now you need to finf the "tight spot" on the belt. do this by measuring the belt deflection at 4 different spots on the belt as you rotate the rear wheel.

3. Place a mark at the tightest point. Now adjust the belt deflection to specification.

4. Place a tape measure or ruler next to the drive belt to help you measure deflection. Note that some motorcycles, especially the Victory models, have grduations on the belt bracket for reference. Be sure to measure 1/2 way between the front and rear sprocket centers on the lower part of the belt.

5. Use a belt tension guage. These cost about $30.00 and are well worth the expense. Plus you get to add a new tool to your tool chest. Note that the belt tension guage must be kept at a 90 degree angle to the belt to get an accurate measurement.

6. Push up on the belt tension tool measuring the deflection distance with the amount of force required to be in tolerances. In the case of the Victory Kingpin, this is 10 pounds of force with a tolerance deflection of 9mm. 9mm @ 10lbs. force.

Before you do the Belt Tension Adjustment, you need to make sure the wheel alignment is correct. The following with give you instruction and tips on aligning the wheel and belt correctly.

Belt/wheel alignment method 1:

First measure from the center of the swingarm pivot to the center of the axle. Keep it the same on each side. I have Been doing this on dirt bikes for many years and has not failed yet. I use the Motion Pro belt tensioning tool.

Belt/wheel alignment method 2:

This is what I do if I change a tire or belt.

1] Loosen adjusters completly slide tire to front of adjustment slots.

2] run in both adjusters till they just touch

3] Count threads to make sure they are even

4] going 1/2 turn per side. Take the belt to just loose of adjustment

5] Tighten axle nut,and spin wheel about 10 times. To check belt tracking.

6] If belt is to far right loosen the axle tighten the left side an aditional 1/2turn. Opisete for belt to far left.Spin again. You will never get it centered only to where it has a gap on both sides.

7] tighten both sides equaly until you have 9mm of deflection at 10Lb force. At the tightest point

Jun 29, 2009 | Victory Kingpin Motorcycles

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