Question about 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom
Drive belt broke today, is it very difficlult to change out? Just trailer it back to my place and I've heard it can be a pain to change. Do I need any special procedure or tools to replace the belt?
A Sportster is not too difficult to change. You will have to remove the rear wheel, the right shock absorber and the front drive sprocket cover to change the belt. I think you can get the belt on without pulling the front drive sprocket. I always pull it but I don't think it's really necessary. You can work the belt over the edge of the sprocket.
When you put the new belt on, put the right leg of the swingarm through the belt so that when you get the belt over the front drive sprocket, the other end of the belt is INSIDE the swingarm. Take care and do not bend the belt into a radius smaller than about 4". Bending it any smaller than that will break the fibers in the belt and shorten the life. They ain't cheap either. There should be a note in the box about this. If you must take the front drive pulley off, an air wrench will usually do the trick.
The BIG TWINS are the ones that are a real PITA.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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