Got my 26g Dr. Pulley sliders delivered a couple days ago from an Ebay seller from Taiwan. I quickly ripped open the packaging like a kid on Christmas morning and ran to my garage to begin the install. I removed all the necessary items off the bike down to the variator bolt. Tried to loosen the bolt without a variator tool- not gonna happen. At a standstill. Decided if i were to proceed i would need one of those fancy variator tools. In the truck, down the road to our work shop, build a basic variator tool, back in the truck, home, back to the project. With the new tool the bolt holding the variator was easy to remove. Removed the old rollers and installed the new sliders, cleaned up the old belt dust from the variator with a dry clean cloth, then reinstalled everything. Now a test ride!
Wife onboard for the initial test ride i was worried the two of us may slide off the rear of the bike with the advertised "explosive acceleration" on the Dr. Pulley package. I carefully throttled up and surprisingly we were able to hang on!
Now the serious details and observations:
1) very easy to install (thanks to the help of a YouTube video by
Bigbird installing them on Rogers swing)
2) acceleration is a little better (dont expect Suzuki Hayabusa
3) RPMs were exactly 5000 at 100kph before the install, after the
install RPMs are 4550 at 100kph. Makes the ride a bit smoother
due to the lower rpms, gas mileage should also improve a bit
4) cost: $54.75 USD.