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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2014, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ok just checked the belt on my gunner after 1000km. According to the book, 6mm at 10lbs force is the requirement. I think i was probably 1-1.5 but the belt felt good. SO I adjusted it to 6mm EXACTLY. Taken readings ever 90 degrees on the belt and was 6mm all around. So went out for a ride and first thing I noticed was a strange noise around the drive gears. Came back after a while and checked the belt right away (I know don't check when belt is hot). I couldn't even move the belt 1mm! is was so flipping tight it wouldn't take a genius to figure it wasn't good. So my question is where did Victory get 6mm tension? I am new to belts but just feeling how tight the belt was with my hand after the ride I knew that wasn't right. Any ideas? Thx all
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when you first messed with it was the belt warm?


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No, it sat overnight in the garage. Room temp
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ok, did you follow the manual , was the tire off the ground , or not suppose to be by chance ? after riding and they warm up they tighten up , if the bike was in the air and adjusted , when you set it down it will tighten.


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Yep followed the owners manual to the T.
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i set my 13 hammer to spec + it also seemed tight, after adding a longer penske shock similar to S model i used that spec, seemed tight so i just added a little slack, no noise except when it rubs against pulley, if so readjust. i feel its better to be a little loose as not to wear the bearings from too much tension
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I was under the impression based on my service manual that only the 8 BALL models run at 6mm deflection and all other models are 12mm . The 8 Ball models all are lower then the rest hence the tighter belt deflection . My belt is set perfectly , I even lost some finger doing it , after a long ride my belt is tight too , but still has a little deflection .... Very little . If its making noise after a few miles its too tight , better make certain your model doesn't require 12mm of deflection , and that should be done with a gauge at 10LBS of force in the center of the belt between the pulleys . Good luck !

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Loosen your belt up some and get back to riding.
I've never used a belt tension tool in my life and I've never had a problem with it's too tight cause if it was I would just loosened it up some and carried on. If it's out of alignment I just re-align it. Sorry to sound so dry but it's really that simple.
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Ok just checked the belt on my gunner after 1000km. According to the book, 6mm at 10lbs force is the requirement.
6 mm Yowza!

Spec for X bikes is 32 mm (1.25"). I wonder if they forgot the 3 in front of the 6 in your manual. Even with an inch of play at ambient temps, mine seems taught as it could be once warmed up.




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Spec on mine is 1/2" to 5/8" (13-15mm). At 6mm it would be tighter than Dick's hatband when it got hot.

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