Groove on the top/out side of the belt?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by crazy_eyes, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. crazy_eyes

    crazy_eyes New Member

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    I have a '98 Road King that has been heavily modified this year. S&S 117CI motor, Revtech 6spd trans, with ring gear and higher wattage starter to crank the monster. Had a brand new belt on, with no belt gaurds, but had been smelling burning rubber while at high speeds (this is after tire alignment with factory wheel setup). I now have around 700 miles on the bike and finally found that the smell was coming from something rubbing on the top side of the belt... there is a groove the entire length of the belt about 1/8" wide and deep.

    Should be easy to figure out the cause once opened back up, just wondering if anyone has experienced this before?
     

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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Check for contact with the bottom of the fender.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Is that belt adjusted properly, maybe hitting a boss on the tranny case?