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gilbert81

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So I just bought my 2005 ridgeback Saturday , today was the first time getting it on a little trip, I noticed that when I got on it a little it revs but didn’t really pick up any speed . Couldn’t even get up to 70 mph without it acting up would that be a clutch adjustment problem or with the drive belt? Did notice a little bit of the belt is worn. Just hoping maybe I can get pointed in the right way , Ordered a repair manual for it as well but would like some pointers if anybody would help me out I’d appreciate it !
 

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41bigdawg

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Hey Gilbert, That belt is chewed up pretty good. I would definitely check the rear wheel alignment and see if anything has been making contact with the belt around the pulley on the transmission. Sounds like your clutch is slipping, check the adjustment on the clutch for starters. I am sure you will get lots more suggestions from the other folks on here but that is where I would start :chopper:
 

Rottweiler

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Here is a website for Big Dog manuals.

Yes adjust clutch after rear tire alignment.
 

Rottweiler

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Might need a new belt also. Man that looks bad. Almost looks like it inside out?
 

knothead

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Thats what i was thinking to looks upside down lol.....u can find them on ebay...it should be a 133 tooth 1 1/8 wide belt.....bdl belt be a good belt to put back on it
 
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gilbert81

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Thats what i was thinking to looks upside down lol.....u can find them on ebay...it should be a 133 tooth 1 1/8 wide belt.....bdl belt or gates belts be a good belt to put back on it
Thank you! Really appreciate all the help!:cheers:
Thats what i was thinking to looks upside down lol.....u can find them on ebay...it should be a 133 tooth 1 1/8 wide belt.....bdl belt or gates belts be a good belt to put back on it
 

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I concur with Robert. Belt would make a noticeable noise over the teeth. I believe it works something like this:

Lever at grip; is where you let the lever out and the bike takes off... as soon as it leaves the grip. It says it has a thick set of frictions that are pushing the springs with a lot of tension so as not to slip.

Lever near perch; is where it takes a distance from the grip before it engages. The closer to the perch, the thinner the frictions, the weaker is the tension of the springs moving closer to static tension, rather than compressed. Slip occurs.

Lever at perch; is where the gap is not present. There is no inner cable freeplay so a clutch adjustment would be needed.

A visual at different style pressure plates:
Flat plate; is where you can see the pressure plate move into the big clutch outer' fork arms. The friction plate tangs slide into these slots. The deeper the entry, the more the springs grow and tension is lost to clutch slippage.

Wave plate; is where this plate is like a large coffee cup plate that is concave in shape when static. It acts as one big spring if it is pushed flat. The flatter the wave plate, the fatter the frictions. The wave plate starts to concave, it loses tension and then the clutch slips.
 

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So I just bought my 2005 ridgeback Saturday , today was the first time getting it on a little trip, I noticed that when I got on it a little it revs but didn’t really pick up any speed . Couldn’t even get up to 70 mph without it acting up would that be a clutch adjustment problem or with the drive belt? Did notice a little bit of the belt is worn. Just hoping maybe I can get pointed in the right way , Ordered a repair manual for it as well but would like some pointers if anybody would help me out I’d appreciate it !
Show a pic of the inside teeth on the belt.

While your belt appears to have wear on that outside edge due to a bad alignment at some point in the bikes life, I bet the teeth are fine.



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bdm7250

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Show a pic of the inside teeth on the belt.

While your belt appears to have wear on that outside edge due to a bad alignment at some point in the bikes life, I bet the teeth are fine.



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:agree: These belts will take a ton of abuse and just keep smiling.
 
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