Changing drive belt

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by tomaroro, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. tomaroro

    tomaroro New Member

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    What's involved with changing my drive belt. Any special tools required?
     
  2. Mad Dog Jim

    Mad Dog Jim Banned

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    A stand would be handy, or floor jack and jack stands but be caeful. Plus primamry locking tool, gaskets, oil. While you are there grab a service manual.
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Careful pulling OFF and putting ON a seal... Splines WILL Cut a perfectly good seal... and it is a LOT of work to go back for a drippy....

    I use Cellophane doubled like a condom over the shaft splines to keep from the knife edges taking out the seal....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    As mentioned above, you do have to remove the inner primary, and pull the axle out of the rear wheel so the old belt can come off, and the new one back on. Then it is just a question of reassembly.

    As a note, I would be cautious about using an impact wrench on the compensator nut. Some indication that such use on the pressed crank can have a deleterious effect. Also, it can jar the magnets in the rotor.

    TQ
     
  5. tomaroro

    tomaroro New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Will take is slow. Can't see dropping $500+ for labor
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    When you get to the compensator and clutch hub nuts in the primary a wee bit of heat will be required to soften the red loctite that holds them in place and usually when things have been together for a long time they just dont want to come apart
    allow plenty of time and a wee bit of patience as it wont come apart just because the manual says it will
    it may be a bit of a struggle but keep at it and you will get there

    Brian
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Torque wrench and loctite :s