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Mark_weiss
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Livewire uses a fixed idler pulley to maintain constant tension on the drive belt. The pulley is mounted on an eccentric hub, so it is adjustable. The lower belt guard has a tension gauge molded in. I'll get a photo this afternoon or tomorrow.
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mark, Would you put up a pic or two of the adjuster part?
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's easily seen in the second photo. The bolt holding the idler to the frame is off-center. There is hole for a hex wrench off to the right side. Insert a hex key into the hole and loosen the retaining bolt. Use the hex key to rotate the idller "up" to tighten the belt or down to loosen. The swingarm does appear to have a removable section which would allow belt removal.

It's a pretty nice bike. Quick. Really quick. Probably handles well too but our test route was in the city and had no curves.
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks, I was not looking at the whole pic. That is pretty cool.
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_buelligan_
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here's the parts book illustration for a better view of the belt routing.

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_buelligan_
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks like the swingarm pivot shaft has its own stationary idler pulley mounted on it to redirect the belt upward and then the adjustable tensioner pulley below it.
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Pushr0d
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What are the odds that bit will fit the Uly's?
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Ourdee
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bet it weighs more than the Uly idler.
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Ourdee
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 05:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have they started manufacturing the LiveWire again?
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 09:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Livewire idler is supported from the back only. It is not in a forked mount. The ones that were in were demos, when we get them in stock I will have to take some measurements.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 01:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They probably don't have to be as strong with the electric motor's regenerative braking vs the 1200cc lumpy characteristics.

Notice also that the top side idler is pretty substantial in comparison.
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