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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:41 pm 
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I know that the tensioner fits all xb types
Kind of one size fits all! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:38 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:55 am 
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:cry: Well guys I thought I would fill you in on the latest. I bought a new belt, and as some of you suggested a Free Spirit Tensioner. At no small expense I might ad, anyway I uploaded a little clip of what’s happening once fitted. The track of the belt is fine when I rotate the wheel one way, but when I rotate it in the opposite direction ( and unfortunately the direction it needs to be going) it moves In towards the body on the front pulley about 2mm. Not happy, I didn’t think you could get these out of line.
But it’s fine rotating the other way! I put new bearings in the tensioner wheel too so can’t be that. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Cheers Des.


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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:04 am 
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Have you got the spacers in behind the tensioner? If not, that's the problem (and if you have, it isn't)


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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:14 am 
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When i fitted mine i used my own spacers to get it running true in the right direction and it's been fine for thirty odd thousand miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:47 am 
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Mine now runs without any spacers on the studs but without a little filing on the inner fork. Coupled with the corrected offset within the fork, the tensioner wheel tracks the belt 100% rotating forwards.

I did a post on it, feel free to search it out...

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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:33 pm 
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All Buells do this......will be more exaggerated if the front pulley teeth are worn.

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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Maz wrote:
All Buells do this......will be more exaggerated if the front pulley teeth are worn.


Maz is this a common problem with XBs or does it happen with X1s? I think mine is original belt! (bought in 2008 and had 10k on it now 17k )

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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:04 am 
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So, for the hard of understanding, I'll repeat myself...... ALL Buells do this !

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 Post subject: Re: Snapped Drive Belt
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Thanks Guy, havn't had time to have a go with it yet. Wednesday may next day off. Kinda reassuring to know its a common problem. :?


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