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Old 11-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #11
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How many of you use the tension tool? I have not used one yet, thinking of getting one though.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #12
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I bought one a few weeks ago to adjust my belt for my 500 mile service. Easy to use but I do suggest taping the ruler to a small box or something so that it will not move. I had a tough time trying to hold the ruler and do the deflection measurment and getting a good reading every time. You can get them on Amazon for $25 or so. I would also suggest getting a 27mm crowsfoot so you can torque your axle bolt to specs without having to remove the muffler.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #13
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How many of you use the tension tool? I have not used one yet, thinking of getting one though.
I have one from Harley that I've had for years. I've checked my belts on my Harley and Victory's for years, so I can pretty much put 10 lbs of pressure on the belt without using the gauge. But, since the spec is so small, 5 to 6 mm, I used the gauge on this one. I also have these paper rulers I got from IKEA and just cut off part of those rulers and tape them on the belt guard to meassure the deflection. It's a lot easier than trying to hold a ruler and a belt tension gauge and push up on the belt.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
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Thanks, i saw one on ebay for $22 shipped, and my deflection is suppose to be a little over an inch, I think its 32mm with the tire off the ground, and yes I have a 27mm crowsfoot, very well worth it!
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You probably already know but your lb pounds of torque will be a little less with the crowsfoot. For my torque wrench it was about 57 lbs (compared to the 65 lbs in the manual).
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