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How many miles on your belts

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drive' started by cdogg556, Aug 29, 2016.

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miles on drive belt

  1. 5,000 to 10,000

    19.4%
  2. 10,000 to 15,000

    9.7%
  3. 15,000 to 20,000

    19.4%
  4. 20,000 to 25,000

    6.5%
  5. 25,000 to 30,000

    16.1%
  6. over 30,000

    29.0%
  1. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Mr. Old Fart member #145
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    believe it was his son that took over the business. think the old man's name was Phil.
     
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    Yes you are, :yesnod: and you prove it everytime you say sum dumb ass chit! :dupe::oldlaugh:All you did wanker was tell me you had 18,000 miles on yours,:oldconfused: you never said they are designed for 100,000 mi like Tom said,:old2: so you also learned sumth'n didn't cha, Ya wanker! :oldsmile: :oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
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  3. BadDawg Bill

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    With all the Teflon spray I have to put on the belt to keep it from squeaking it should NEVER wear out....
     
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    Tom is old as dirt he'll tell ya anything and he doesn't have anything close to that mileage on his. But on the other hand Bill uses Teflon spray and his will last forever, so what's ya gots to say now :oldconfused: and besides if you need one then cut some outta that bald tire on the back. You do realize if you run over some bird shit,:oldeek: the back tire is gonna get all loose on ya, so be careful:cheers::oldhardlaugh:
     
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    I can't remember very well anymore ha ha, but I had almost 100,000 miles on my Chopper and only remember replacing the pulley at about 60,000 miles.
    Proper maintainance and alignment goes a long ways
     
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    Had 70,000 on the original belt. Went to kick it out sideways in second gear on a patch of sand, on the pavement, and snapped the belt.
    Replaced it with a S&S Kevlar belt and no problems yet. 78,000 now.
     
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    You're correct, The man's name is Phil Ross, and there was a thread about his passing. Can't recall the exact date he passed away, but I'm thinking it was in December of 2015. If I remember the thread was something like "the man behind the modern belt drive, Phil Ross is gone" Now I'm gonna have to look it up!
     
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    I have about 31,000 on the belt and pully. friggen belt still sometimes rubs the metzler tire.
     
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    Reading this and remembering the Metzeler rubbing the belt made me wonder has anyone tried narrower HD belt and pulley? That would clear some room for the tire.


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    If my memory serves me well, a Metzeler 280 fits BD 300 bikes perfectly ( I think thats whats on my K9)
     
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    That is a good solution!


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    maybe so, but who wants to have a K9 with JUST a 280 on it??? (even though in actuality it would measure close to 300) it's an ego thing.
     
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    If you have any ego left at your (our) age please let me know what it is... I've seem to have lost mine...
     
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    The poll didn't have a response for 0 miles. Mine got replaced Saturday, after it breaking last sunday 45 minutes from home. Previous belt was 1yr. and 1 month old.
     
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    Damn, did ya catch a rock or something?
     
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    Yea what the hell? And the one before that was only a year old? Have you checked your pulley's for abnormal wear? How tight are you running it? I think something like a 3/8" up and down play is what you should have, something is obviously not right.
     
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    Replaced mine at 4000 miles, a stuffed toy penguin on a toy run Took it out:oldbang:
     
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    That must have been one angry toy! sure it wasn't Chucky?


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