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Old 17-04-2011, 12:23 PM
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Replacing a final drive belt.

The final drive belt broke on my 02 Roadking on Friday luckilyI was on my driveway. I should have the replacement one here by Wednesday. How easy is it to re fit the new belt?
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Old 17-04-2011, 12:57 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

You'll need to strip the whole of the primary drive off and have the bike supported on some type of lift as you'll also need to drop the left hand shock absorber.

Make life easy and remove the panniers too.

You'll need some method of locking the primary chain in order to remove and replace the compensator and clutch. If you're a member of the club you can borrow the specialist tools you'll require if not stop being tight and join, then borrow them.

Last thing, get an OEM manual FIRST, and sort out whether you think you're up to the task before starting the job.

OOPS!! Didn't see you were a member, in which case you're covered for the tools.
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Old 17-04-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

if I remember right the clutch hub nut is a left hand thread .
It's not too bad a job just allow yourself a good day to do it.
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Old 17-04-2011, 03:55 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

Mmmm. I've got a clutch tool for my '98 sporty that came with two adapters one for the sporty and the other was for the bigger v-twin bikes but I can't remember weather it was the Evo or the twin cams...... I may just take it to my local indy dealer to get it done.
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Old 17-04-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

This Might Help i did the Job several weeks back But like Girlyglide said get the h-d manual first and see if your upfor the job...

http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.c...lt-change.html
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Old 18-04-2011, 08:28 AM
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I may just take it to my local indy dealer to get it done.
This is one of those jobs that crosses the threshold of what I am personally prepared to tackle. A local indy can have the job done in a blink, with the correct tools to hand and knowing what needs to be done.
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Old 25-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

Well I'm still in the process of changing the belt, I've came across a slight problem. Having removed all of the primary covers I have noticed that belt runs on the insde of the frame. Which now means I'll have to remove the swingarm to get the belt fitted. As I can see no other way to get the belt on.
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Old 25-04-2011, 07:05 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

Yes you have to remove the swing arm,re drop l/h shock.
I take it you didn't heed advice to read the factory manual first,to see if you wanted to do it your self.

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Old 25-04-2011, 07:23 PM
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Re: Replacing a final drive belt.

It's not that much of a daunting task, I've strppied bikes down to have frames powdercoated before now so I'm not phased by this job, I'm quite enjoying to be honest. It keeps my hands busy! lol. I'll have to invest in a manual as I'll need to torque the bolts back up when I'm putting it back together. I'll upload some pics of the process when I'm finished.
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Old 25-04-2011, 07:27 PM
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I'll have to invest in a manual as I'll need to torque the bolts back up when I'm putting it back together.
............And align the belt and tension it correctly or you'll get more pratice with replacing rear drive belts. Whilst your at it, don't cheap out, replace ALL the oil seals in the primary (including the starter seal) or you'll be doing it all over again real soon.

You really should have bought the manual first, but each to their own.
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