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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Re: My grenaded belt...WARNING graphic belt pics inside
I learned the hard way... Once that happens, clean out all the stuff you see. Getting that cord off the primary makes you think you're going to pull start the engine. Once you think you have it cleaned out, start the engine and rev it a few times, not to the rev limiter, but enough to make the sheave open and close a few times. I was amazed how much crap came flinging out from within the assembly. If you don't get all the junk out, your clutch wont work right. Then I took a coat hanger and got the rest of the crap outta the cooling ducts attached the the cover. My exhaust vent looked like it had a rat's nest inside of it! Then I took a green kitchen scrub pad, and scrubbed all the melted rubber off the aluminum, and cleaned that pad residue off too. Then I washed the new belt in hot, soapy water to get the release agent off the belt from the manufacturing process that could promote slipping. Once all that was done, I installed the new belt.
It seems like someone posted something about there being a bulletin about the pulleys not being lined up, and causing wear on some machines.
Are you running stock tires? If they're aftermarket, you might need to reclutch to your tires. My paddles killed my first 2 belts.
Last edited by Fimea; July 21st, 2012 at 11:48 AM.