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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 **** 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!

Russ.
 

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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 **** 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 **** 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 ....

Andre using TaPaTaLk
 

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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!

Russ.
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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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 **** 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 **** 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 ....

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

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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.
I would love to see that write up. According to the manual, it doesn't exist.
 

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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!

Russ.
Yep, PITA!
 

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Gee you have a peace of cake to put on a new belt. Get a vision and see how much you have to go threw
 

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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.
If i remember it correctly it was very clear in the workshopmanual ?

Andre using TaPaTaLk
 

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Why change it?...is it damaged?....how many miles on it?
 

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Why change it?...is it damaged?....how many miles on it?
I have 131k miles on it. I finally got it off although I couldn't get the header off. I was able to move the header just enough to get the passenger footrest and belt off. The belt looked good with no signs of damage.

I'm getting ready to ride across country and wanted to change it out before I get on the road
 

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if header is loose pull pipes out so you can get sprocket cover off then put on belt. Clean in and behind sprocket
 
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