Are belt primaries harder to kick

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ArizonaMike
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Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by ArizonaMike » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:17 pm

Hello,

Has anyone noticed if it's drastically harder to kickstart after changing to a belt in a tin primary? I injured my knee after trying to start my bike the first time after changing to a belt primary. While my knee's healing and I exercise the inner thigh muscle to build it up, I'd be interested to know if others have noticed a difference in resistance.
Thanks in advance for replies.



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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by Billy » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:02 am

Sounds like the belt is too tight.
If that is the case, I'd correct ASAP, as the belt tightens
MORE when fully heated up.
& will (in time) damage bearings in trans & motor.
Too much 'side-load'...

Bummer about your knee.

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by 108 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:15 pm

Mike, Sorry about your knee. Mine wasnt any harder to kick with a belt and it shouldnt be - is the primary ratio still the same as you had before?

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by mbskeam » Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:26 pm

Hello,

strange, mine was not any harder to kick than a chain.

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by Sidecar » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:13 am

No difference in mine.

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by bieb » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:52 pm

No difference in mine either... Weak knee from long winter?
Hope your knee heals soon!

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by countershaft » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:02 pm

Mike

I dont think I would blame it on the belt no difference on mine.Check belt tension,and alignment,and make sure its not rubbing anywhere gear ratio is same on the belt as it wasw on chain I take it? Hope knee gets better

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by weezeo » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:13 am

Make sure that tranny is sitting correctly in the plate, I had to hog out sliders when I put mine on it wouldn't kick at all too tite. I think it kicks easier but probally something I was smoking way back then. :
rest that knee long summer ahead. I found an aftermarket electric start setup for old Pans pretty good looking setup bout 2Gs but pretty slick looking. Haven't talked with anyone that ran it yet. Good Luck with the knee

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Re: Are belt primaries harder to kick

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Post by 57pan » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:34 pm

There's a guy named DetroitBlue who installed the electric start kit on a 58.

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