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  • Thu, Apr 13 2017 9:45 PM

    belt drive shims

    when you shim the engine pully does the shim go between the pulley and the insert? tryin to get an education. took my bike for a short spin and i've got 1/4 inch overhang on the outboard side.i have 3/8 empty space on the inboard side so i've gotta come out 1/4 inch or a hair more. doing some research but any info appreciated.  2" BDL-

  • Sat, Apr 15 2017 6:28 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: belt drive shims

    Yes, I would think so. Are you sure it's not engine/transmission alighment? It's a real bugger getting everything lined up. The transmission should be able to slide a bit in it's mounts.

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Apr 15 2017 9:54 AM In reply to

    Re: belt drive shims

    i think my mistake was using the new trans plate.it did'nt fit so i should have returned it.i contacted bdl to see what they say. i'm about 1/4 inch over the outboard side. i know they sell offset inserts. thinking best bet is probably to put the original trans plate back in first though. fires up in a couple kicks,good oil pressure,sounds good. i'm close.the belt is the only problem i see. 

  • Sat, Apr 15 2017 10:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: belt drive shims

    Good, let us know how yer do'n Floyd...Maybe you could adjust the engine mounts a bit to align belt. It doesn't seem like it needs much...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Apr 15 2017 12:30 PM In reply to

    Re: belt drive shims

    i've got 1/4 overhang. i don't have that much play in the mount. i talked to the tech when i bought the mount.he said they had troubl with those trans plates. i had a bad feeling i should'nt have used it. oh well. found the old one,gonna put it in and see where i'm at. i'm close. if nothing else this thing has been a lesson in patience.it runs and shifts so that makes me feel better. i'll get back when i have some news.good news.

  • Sat, Apr 15 2017 9:44 PM In reply to

    Re: belt drive shims

    started pullin the tranny.took the gas cap off to check the gas and the liner came loose in the left tank. the bottom is solid rust. another thing i did'nt feel good about doing. gonna take a step back and re-evaluate this thing.

  • Sun, Apr 16 2017 6:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: belt drive shims

    Sorry to hear this Floyd. Maybe a radiator shop this time to clean the tank out...The other side may be close behind...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sun, Apr 16 2017 11:44 AM In reply to

    Re: belt drive shims

    no,i'm gonna pitch them. i'm done with the liner and if i could clean it out it would have to be lined again. i can't believe how badly it rusted in a matter of 4 or 5 days. live and learn. gonna try n get the belt issue taken care of first. i get there someday.

  • Sun, Apr 16 2017 2:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: belt drive shims

    Sounds like a plan man...

     

     

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

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