Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by tomaroro, Apr 7, 2011.
What's involved with changing my drive belt. Any special tools required?
A stand would be handy, or floor jack and jack stands but be caeful. Plus primamry locking tool, gaskets, oil. While you are there grab a service manual.
Careful pulling OFF and putting ON a seal... Splines WILL Cut a perfectly good seal... and it is a LOT of work to go back for a drippy....
I use Cellophane doubled like a condom over the shaft splines to keep from the knife edges taking out the seal....
As mentioned above, you do have to remove the inner primary, and pull the axle out of the rear wheel so the old belt can come off, and the new one back on. Then it is just a question of reassembly.
As a note, I would be cautious about using an impact wrench on the compensator nut. Some indication that such use on the pressed crank can have a deleterious effect. Also, it can jar the magnets in the rotor.
Thanks for the info. Will take is slow. Can't see dropping $500+ for labor
When you get to the compensator and clutch hub nuts in the primary a wee bit of heat will be required to soften the red loctite that holds them in place and usually when things have been together for a long time they just dont want to come apart
allow plenty of time and a wee bit of patience as it wont come apart just because the manual says it will
it may be a bit of a struggle but keep at it and you will get there
Torque wrench and loctite :s
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