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I have the skinny SE drive belt that came with my Hogpro 280 kit. Directions say to ensure proper belt direction but not sure how one goes about doing that? I didn't see any directional markings on the belt itself. Just see the screaming eagle logo and some numbers.
 

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It's only directional after it's been installed and used. I assume that's because the "teeth" have a wear pattern that develops and changing the direction could stress it enough to weaken the cords. I've run mine in both directions without a problem. If you're concerned, I think the factory installs it so you can read the bar and shield when you are standing on the left side of the bike.
 

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mjw930 said:
It's only directional after it's been installed and used. I assume that's because the "teeth" have a wear pattern that develops and changing the direction could stress it enough to weaken the cords. I've run mine in both directions without a problem. If you're concerned, I think the factory installs it so you can read the bar and shield when you are standing on the left side of the bike.
Thats how I put mine on evertime I put it back together. I make sure the eagle is facing me when I'm standing on the left side of the bike
 

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mjw930 said:
It's only directional after it's been installed and used. I assume that's because the "teeth" have a wear pattern that develops and changing the direction could stress it enough to weaken the cords. I've run mine in both directions without a problem. If you're concerned, I think the factory installs it so you can read the bar and shield when you are standing on the left side of the bike.
Cool, that's what I did.
 

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Just something else to worry about.
 

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It is directional and gets a wear pattern, however when mine started making noise I flipped it backwards and the noise went away. :) Found the same thing true with serpentine belts on cars, when they start to squeak you can flip them and they will stop at least for a while.
 

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Is the tension on the skinny SE belt the same as the stock one? I went out and bought the belt tension guage. Can't wait to get her on the road again.
 
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