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Discussion in 'Vintage Big Dogs' started by Rick Utley, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Rick Utley

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    Mine has a set screw with a lock screw behind it on each side


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    I would take your tire off and check the bearings and spacers for wear.



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    Less than a month ago just put brand new bearings and checked all that...


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    Strange...did you forget the big oval washer that goes in then the bolt?

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    I didn't do it, Shop did was getting new tire and bearing but i sure will look.


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    Now if you have a rivera primo clutch in there they recommend using atf type f. I use it and like it

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    It's Rivera Primo clutch... but it's already been run in stock Harley primary oil can you change at this point?


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    Man I don't know what to think anymore...


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    Start by counting the threads to get it close and the use a tap measure to check. Additionally when you check the slack make sure you rotate the belt and check it at different points.
     
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    New pulley and belt are in order sorry
     
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    When i changed to atf type f per rivera's recommendation, my clutch performance improved considerably. And neutral was easier to find.

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    My 04 Chopper had the belt slipping, also made a lot of noise. Bike only had 10,000 miles on it. If you have the Mad Clown Wheels and pulley, the pulley is no good. Send it to Super Max and it will solve the problems. I did, not more noise or slipping. It is a known issue and I found it on this site somewhere.
     
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    Man that's some of the best new I have ever had. Cause it also squeals.


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    Just keep in mind - most squeals are a result of the belt not tracking straight. If you can wax/soap the outside edges of the belt and the squeal stops, then its because the belt rear tire is not aligned/tracking properly.
    Not saying the sometimes the noise doesn't come from the pulley itself as there are several post about coatings vs chrome vs whatever. Just giving you another, les expensive option to consider.
     
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    Pulley needs to be fixed anyway but Thanks


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    About three weeks ago my 2004 Bigdog Chopper had some issues and several folks on the forum chimed in to help with tons of useful helpful information when the final conclusion was i was going to replace my pulley my belt and possibly my clutch. Now I consider myself a
    Fairly knowledgeable man but not so much on the Bigdog motorcycle. I contemplated on taking the bike to the shop and then one gentleman in particular stepped up and said if your having issues call me I'll help you. So I thought yeah I'll call he will explain this and that and be done. This gentleman was Shannon Wright, What an outstanding understanding patient man. With his help I tore this bike completely down from complete primary dropping swing arm rear tire I mean bike everywhere from start to finish without a hiccup he never let me down with questions and answers. All I can do is pass the knowledge I gained forward to help others in need and he was totally fine with that. So thanks to the many on the forum and Shannon Wright your one in a million brother. I have successfully rode over 200 miles in two days and all is well. Bigdog we Rock... Thanks!!![​IMG]


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    Hmm, lots of post about belt tension , "why is it so hard ?".
    now if the swingarm pivot ,and the countershaft sprocket were centered (which they aint )
    then the full travel of the swingarm would be the same tension on the belt \chain.
    mfgrs have done this for years , causing a different arc from swingarm to countershaft ...(john penton fixed this years ago on his machines)
    why would a chain/belt get tighter because of swingarm position ??????
    sloppy engineering is why .
    And we still buy this shit:smash:
     
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    So what exactly ended up being the fix here?? Was it pulley or adjustment??

    I'm just curious
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    Both. He replaced the pulley, and because it had slipped so much, the belt needed to be replaced too.
     
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    Hmmm
    thanks for info.
    I was wondering as I had this issue,but my pulley looks brand new and the belt is brand new. I got away with just tightening mine though, or think ive gotten away with that, lol
    Time will tell long term, but that was maybe 500-1000 miles ago.

    always wanting to keep eyes open though just in case anything else pops up on this baby.

    thanks again
     

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