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PostSubject: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2009 12:04 pm

Just wondering my belt seems to slap about between 30 and 40 mph when on half throttle Rolling Eyes (not too bad on full)is there anyway of solving this or do i have to put up with it????



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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2009 12:26 pm

John,

Forgive me, I'm too lazy to look - how many miles on your bike? Is it possible that the clutch / variator needs a good cleaning?
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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2009 1:16 pm

Its done nearly 20,000 and just had belt changed


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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2009 1:54 pm

I'm really leaning toward the variator needing a good cleaning.

Those belts do have a bit of a slap in the stock configuration. Maybe it's time to install a J. Costa?

I'm hoping some of the vastly more informed members of this forum will chime in here. I've really got no more clue than what I've offered Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2009 6:56 pm

mr fish wrote:
Its done nearly 20,000 and just had belt changed

Which belt did you use??

The OEM belt tends to "slap".

I had the "slap" for a little while with the OEM belt.
When I replaced my belt with a Mitsuboshi Kevlar Belt from http://www.scootertrap.com/SilverWing600.htm, I have not had any belt "slap" with the Mitsuboshi.
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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2009 4:21 am

Thanks for the feed back the belt used was a standard honda belt, dont know if everything else was cleaned at the time of changing.
So next question is how easy are these things to take apart and clean???

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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2009 9:16 am

mr fish wrote:
So next question is how easy are these things to take apart and clean???

Easy to remove and clean ... just a bunch of screws.

If you are going to check the variator weights, then you will need a variator tool to hold the variator. Some people make their own tool, but I heard of one person cracking their pulley ... so I purchase the Honda tool.

I also read that some people after cleaning the belt area used a dry lubricant (like graphite) in the top and bottom of the housing area where the belt scuff marks appear to reduce the slap. I do not recall any post reviews/results of the dry lubricant technique.
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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2009 12:45 pm

Thanks for the advice next bit of free time im going for it Laughing then wait for the back wheel to fall off :lol!: anyway i have good technique when it comes to bouncing down the road


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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2009 1:39 pm

mr fish wrote:
anyway i have good technique when it comes to bouncing down the road

What is your technique? Question
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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 16, 2009 6:00 am

My last crash I did head-butt-head-butt-post-----hospital Crying or Very sad but no broken bones :D all internal bruising .
Or you can get up enough speed to skim off the surface like a pebble skimmimg the waves(only recommend this style in open country with no posts or walls also change butt cheeks when sliding as may get hot...


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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 16, 2009 10:08 pm

Nah John... that water skimming trick doesn't work at all. I'm still pickn' out grass from places where I didn't even know I had places.

Your friendly U-boat Commander...
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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 17, 2009 8:45 am

DickO

Maybe theres a gap in the market for high speed lawn mowing :D


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PostSubject: Re: belt slapping   belt slapping I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 17, 2009 1:42 pm

Yeah... I bet that would be easier than trying to be a high speed road grader! :D
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