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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a good idea on how to measure the deflection in the belt. really cant get anything under there like a ruler. I know it is a silly question but.....
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I use a tape measure, one that locks the tape. I set the base of the tape measure on the ground and the tape pointing up and extended 6 or 8 inches. I have a mark on my swing arm that is about the center between the pulleys so that I consistently measure from the same place. I note where the belt is on the tape and then I use my belt tool to push on the belt until the correct pounds of pressure. The deflection is the location on the tape with the belt at rest versus where the belt is on the tape with the correct pressure from the tool. Does that make sense?
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I use a tape measure, one that locks the tape. I set the base of the tape measure on the ground and the tape pointing up and extended 6 or 8 inches. I have a mark on my swing arm that is about the center between the pulleys so that I consistently measure from the same place. I note where the belt is on the tape and then I use my belt tool to push on the belt until the correct pounds of pressure. The deflection is the location on the tape with the belt at rest versus where the belt is on the tape with the correct pressure from the tool. Does that make sense?
yup makes a lot of sense
Ya know i just thought of that. I have tapes all over the place.

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Boy I hate to ask, but where and what would a belt tool look like and a guy find one. I'm thinking its sort of a fish scale looking device.. There has to be a better way.

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This is the one I have:

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Motion Pro makes a great one for ~$25
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Motion Pro makes a great one for ~$25
Just like the one in the link i didnt notice before i posted
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I use my index finger and my better judgement.
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You must rotate the wheel and find the spot the belt is the tightest and measure the deflection at that point . If you don't , your belt will be way too tight when set . I start with the valve stem at 6 oclock , then 9 , 12 , 3 and measure deflection . Then I set the wheel at the tightest point and adjust .

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