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Whipit
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have read a few things here and there on the internet indicating that a new belt will be tight for a while, but this thing is really tight.

My bike is a 10000 mile 06 Uly, no issues, well kept, wheel bearings new, drive/driven pullys look nice. No defects. I threw a genuine HD belt on just as a preventative thing. It seems so tight, I really don't dare ride it....

I am wondering, is this normal? It seems like a very bad thing, mechanically speaking....huge load on tensioner bearings, transmission shaft bearings, wheel bearings ....to say nothing of the belt its self.

I am just going to skip my post belt swap ride until I get some more info.....seems too tight. I did count the teeth and the new/old belt are @ 135
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A brand new belt can fit very, very, tightly. It will loosen up a bit as it beds in to the sprockets.
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Froggy
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 - 07:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep they are tighter than a guitar string when new. They do quickly stretch a bit and break in.

I have seen others who have slightly enlarged the mounting holes on the tensioner, this provides a little more slack on the belt and possibly helps extend the life on the various bearings, especially with a brand new belt.
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Whipit
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 - 08:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the replies. I think I may slap my original belt back on ? we shall see
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2021 - 01:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I run a loose tensioner.
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Panhead_dan
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2021 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

me too
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Smorris
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2021 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Free spirits on mine
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