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Belt drive on 1951

I've run into a problem with my belt drive, the belt is too short.

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Belt drive on 1951

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Post by Panacea » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:33 am

Hi guys, I've run into a problem with my belt drive, the belt is too short. the tranny is all the way forward and I still can't get the belt over the pulley. I have a Gates HTD 30853x 1 1/2". I was told this is the longest belt available. I'm hopin' they're wrong. Other than that the re-build is going well, the steering dampener worked out perfect, as did the fork lock restoration. The frame is all re-built and repainted and I've got the motor and tranny back in. So now to figure out this belt problem. Any help is always appreciated! Mike



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Post by mbskeam » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:33 pm

does your belt have what looks like a bullseye symbol near the gates part# like this......
gates8mmbelt.jpg
this belt is a bit longer than a standard belt
if it does then you have to make the tranny plate slots longer, to let the tranny slide farther forward. I had to do this to mine, I think I added 1/4" to slot.

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Post by 108 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:30 pm

I have a 11/2" belt on a '48 and I had to lengthen my slots also, and from what I hear, just about everybody does.

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Post by Panacea » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:06 pm

thanks guys, I've lengthened the slots to the point where the boss on the bottom of the tranny hits the end of the slot in the plate, still to tight(1/4" deflection). I'll look for the bullseye!

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Post by Panacea » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:15 pm

I just checked, I do have the bullseye. So I'll just have to do some more slot lenthening and remove a bit off the front of the tranny boss, she also hit the oil tank mount on the ratchet lid,I'll get 'er. Thanks for the info, Mike

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