100K & my belt breaks

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by wannaride, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. wannaride

    wannaride Active Member

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    What luck is that. So now I need to tear it down for the belt & to look at the cam chain tensioners.
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    Toby
     
  2. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Any other issues with your ride? What fluids do you run?
     
  3. Hoople

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    Wow that's incredible. What's the chances of predicting that to happen. I would buy a Power-Ball ticket.:)
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That is ODD, but very good mileage out of a belt:D
     
  5. HDSickness

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    Have you ever checked cam tensioners before?
     
  6. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    That'll make it easier to keep track of how many miles you get out of your next belt.:p
     
  7. biscuit

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    I wouldn't think you've got anything to feel bad about.100,000 miles out of a belt is one heck of an achievement! What's that?-at least 3 or 4 chains and sprockets on any other bike.Plus all that lube everywhere and frequent adjustments.Take a bow.
     
  8. Ralphdbs

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    Change the sprockets also
     
  9. Blue Wide Glide

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    If you have a shifter shaft seal, change it also. It's a $2 part, but you have to tear the inner off to get to it.
     
  10. wannaride

    wannaride Active Member

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    Thanks for the comments. I use Amsoil, have changed tensioners & bearings around 50K & going into the cam chest to check the tensioners again (checked them around 75K also). New belt, sprockets front & rear & the shift shaft seal I just did about 5K back when I replaced the lever. Not sure if the belt had ever been changed since I got it around the mid 40K mark. Will ask the previous owner when I see him. Thinking of going to different size sprockets but not sure I want to mess with changing the belt size & all. I like the way it runs, might be happier if I got an overdrive but living in Colorado with the mountains it might be more of a pain than a blessing.

    Toby