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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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I am super pissed you have to do too much S**T just to change a damn belt on a X bike. This is the stupidest design by Victory and I am pissed. Why should a person have to remove mufflers, passenger footrest, right side floorboard, and headers to change a damn belt??? Thats the dumbest shit ever!!!

SideNote: Anybody in the bay area feel like coming over to help me with this BS???

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You obviously haven't changed a belt on a Harley then...

Belt change on a Victory is a walk in the park in comparison with a touring H-D.

Try, footboards off, saddlebag off, side cover off, muffler off, outer primary cover off, clutch, primary chain and compensator out, inner primary cover off, rear wheel off, swing arm out - then you can pop a new belt on and put all that stuff back on.

Don't be too quick to bag the Vic design!

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Follow the procedure in the manual.
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I am super pissed you have to do too much S**T just to change a damn belt on a X bike. This is the stupidest design by Victory and I am pissed. Why should a person have to remove mufflers, passenger footrest, right side floorboard, and headers to change a damn belt??? Thats the dumbest shit ever!!!

SideNote: Anybody in the bay area feel like coming over to help me with this BS???
Really you don't have to do all of that. Look at it, it could be done on the side of the road.

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I am super pissed you have to do too much S**T just to change a damn belt on a X bike. This is the stupidest design by Victory and I am pissed. Why should a person have to remove mufflers, passenger footrest, right side floorboard, and headers to change a damn belt??? Thats the dumbest shit ever!!!

SideNote: Anybody in the bay area feel like coming over to help me with this BS???
Mate, just pay my ticket, i will do it for free, sleep on your sofa and we go for a ride together to get the smiles back you briefly lost ...

All jokes aside, do it slow and good .... Someone ever lost a finger doing so ....

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Really you don't have to do all of that. Look at it, it could be done on the side of the road.

Has anyone ever done a write up on how to replace the drive belt, "the easy way"? If so, I sure would like to get a copy in my Victory files on my computer.

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You obviously haven't changed a belt on a Harley then...

Belt change on a Victory is a walk in the park in comparison with a touring H-D.

Try, footboards off, saddlebag off, side cover off, muffler off, outer primary cover off, clutch, primary chain and compensator out, inner primary cover off, rear wheel off, swing arm out - then you can pop a new belt on and put all that stuff back on.

Don't be too quick to bag the Vic design!

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You're right I haven't. I'm just ranting bro. Everything is easy to do on the bike except the belt removal. I could change the belt without removing the header if not for the passenger footrest that has the stud sticking too far out to remove the bracket for the footrest. The header pipe is blocking it.

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Follow the procedure in the manual.
The procedure says to remove the header. Section 3 of manual

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I am super pissed you have to do too much S**T just to change a damn belt on a X bike. This is the stupidest design by Victory and I am pissed. Why should a person have to remove mufflers, passenger footrest, right side floorboard, and headers to change a damn belt??? Thats the dumbest shit ever!!!

SideNote: Anybody in the bay area feel like coming over to help me with this BS???
Really you don't have to do all of that. Look at it, it could be done on the side of the road.
Not on a X bike. That ain't happening

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I am super pissed you have to do too much S**T just to change a damn belt on a X bike. This is the stupidest design by Victory and I am pissed. Why should a person have to remove mufflers, passenger footrest, right side floorboard, and headers to change a damn belt??? Thats the dumbest shit ever!!!

SideNote: Anybody in the bay area feel like coming over to help me with this BS???
Mate, just pay my ticket, i will do it for free, sleep on your sofa and we go for a ride together to get the smiles back you briefly lost ...

All jokes aside, do it slow and good .... Someone ever lost a finger doing so ....

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Man I'm tempted. I have a nice guest room you can crash with plenty of beer in the fridge.
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