Hot spot on drive belt

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by BUBBIE, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I NOTICED SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE ON MY NEW FLHR...

    The CROSSOVER PIPE sits too close for my comfort to the bottom (TOP) of drive belt....

    I noticed on a hot day parked after a long ride, while checking tension of my drive belt (burning fingers), HOW EASY it would be to BURN the BELT in the SPOT directly above the exhaust cross-over pipe while stopped in one place too long....

    I plan to make a sheetmetal clamp-on HEAT SHIELD that will reduce the direct HEAT from the exhaust between that small space and the belt...

    PROBLEM is there while at idle and sitting stopped for a LONG LIGHT or while at a stand-still ?? the HOT SPOT developes....

    Right now i remember to coast ahead a few inches after being at a stop for a longer time... At least the belt will be given another SPOT to take some HEAT...

    Take a close look at YOURS and see what YOU THINK....

    LET me know if you think I"M BLOWING HOT AIR

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  2. kruppt

    kruppt Member

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    will check havent had problem yet