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The belt on The B snapped the other day. I'm waiting on one I found on Fleabay. Does anyone know the deflection amount and how can I adjust properly? I don't have the stock lower belt guard with the marks but I do have the "adjusto tool"?


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Wow, how many miles? I've got 75k on mine. I picked up a spare used one several years ago but haven't had to use it.

I've never tightened mine beyond how it was set when I bought it, traced around the cams with a Sharpie marker and always put it back there when I change tires.
From some of the posts that I've seen of guys that have trashed either pulley or tranny output bearings I figure loose is better than tight
 

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The belt on The B snapped the other day. I'm waiting on one I found on Fleabay. Does anyone know the deflection amount and how can I adjust properly? I don't have the stock lower belt guard with the marks but I do have the "adjusto tool"?


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With the gage at the mark. I have mines at about 3/8 in deflection. Belt cold, Bike up right and unloaded. Anything more than that belt would chatter on mines
 

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Wow, how many miles? I've got 75k on mine. I picked up a spare used one several years ago but haven't had to use it.

I've never tightened mine beyond how it was set when I bought it, traced around the cams with a Sharpie marker and always put it back there when I change tires.
From some of the posts that I've seen of guys that have trashed either pulley or tranny output bearings I figure loose is better than tight
Check it when its hot. Just to get a feel of how tight it gets. And as the belt gets older u might want to check it in different places. I have replaced my belt, pulley and sprocket. 85k is when I started having issues w my trans bearing. Could be as the parts wear the tension varies this is not good when belts gets hot. I to marked the eccentrics when I first bought bike.
 

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This is my second belt..the first broke to not being adjusted properly after replacing the rear tire (200mm). The current belt had a very small hole due to picking up a screw somehow and it lasted about 8 years. The belt broke at the tiny screw hole. I'm wondering how many "lb's of force" marked on the tool it needs. As stated I don't have the stock lower belt guard with the marks to go by.


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This is my second belt..the first broke to not being adjusted properly after replacing the rear tire (200mm). The current belt had a very small hole due to picking up a screw somehow and it lasted about 8 years. The belt broke at the tiny screw hole. I'm wondering how many "lb's of force" marked on the tool it needs. As stated I don't have the stock lower belt guard with the marks to go by.


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Well use a measuring tape. Hold it against belt, push up on tool to the line marked on tool till u get approx 3/8 in travel.
 

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Ok thanks guy's...belt should be here Saturday :)
 

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Ok thanks guy's...belt should be here Saturday :)
Thanks guys for the info..belt came a day early and my son gave me a hand installing it.Goes great and prolly saved close to 200 bux getting a S/H from Fleabay that is in perfect shape. Thanks again (y)


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