drive belt tension

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by gunnut, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

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    Is there an "idiots guide" as to how much vertical movement is acceptable.or too tite??I know you all can answer this one so Thank you in advance.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It should be shown as a vertical scale next to the opening on the debris deflector on most bikes. The specs are in the manual.
     
  3. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    my 09 fl. 3/8 in at 10 lbs pressure up.. in middle of belt..if this helps..
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    7.9 to 9.5 mm deflection with 10 lbs of pressure applied bike should have wheels on the ground and a rider seated on the bike measure at the mid way point of the lower belt run

    Brian
     
  5. wildey

    wildey Active Member

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    So much for doing it yourself with that one.
     
  6. Hoople

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    Don't forget the most important part.. With Bike Cold.:s

    And if in doubt,, a little loose is better than a little tight.
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ive got a little boy that helps me on that one
    ok he isnt so little any more but he comes home most weekends so i leave that job till he is home

    Brian
     
  8. wildey

    wildey Active Member

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    LOL well I kind of have the same thing but its my tomboy daughter. But now that shes 22 shes getting tired of helping out dear old dad, esp when it comes to helping carry things as nothing seems to be light anymore
     
  9. pcbunn

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    In the service manual for my '10WG it says better to have the belt too tight than too loose!
     
  10. cdn-bigfoot

    cdn-bigfoot Junior Member

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    I agree. I prefer too tight over too loose.:p