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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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I bought the SW pulley's the front one squealed terribly due to the belt I was told. Installed the Baron's front, much better..The rear SW pulley wore unusually quick, I returned it to be hardened and re-worked. That was almost a year ago and it still isn't back. You can form your own opinion...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 08:24 AM
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I must have been one of the lucky ones. Never had any squealing, had it for two season now, best upgrade I made on bike to date. Did the pulley, oversize rear tire. Was considering back pulley too, but leery of pressing my luck as I love it now, not sure how much better it could get?

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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I was told it was the material in the belt that was not compatible with the pulley. I believe this is true because The Baron's front pulley looks and feels much better to me, it is steel vs. Alum.. I have the front pulley which moves the wheel forward about and inch. With just the front pulley what tire did you use and how was the fit? I know the rear pulley moves the wheel position back an inch or so making an oversized tire easier to fit....
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I see the tire you used, I meant to ask how the clearance was with the front pulley etc.
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According to my math, which is terrible like 5/4ths of all people don't understand fractions type math, but if I am close the pulley's drop the rpm's about 400 plus. I do believe the rpm's at 75 stock are 4300. If this is not correct help me out here.
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Sage: Do a search on here, someone already did the figuring for pulley RPM's, much talked about that it isn't worth it, doesn't make much difference. All I know it made a world of difference for me, makes it much more comfortable riding at 55, 60 and above. I don't have a tach and maybe it's all in my head but I believe the pulley and rear tire helps, I love it.

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I have read that info somewhere. I like mine as well, but I ride with some Goomers who take long rides 5-6 days and they all ride big bore bikes. I fit in well until 75- up then I get buzzy. If not for this I wouldn't bother with it. Why not buy a larger bike one might ask? I like what I have, it fits me perfectly and I have it set up for road riding....Some big bikes only have 4 gal tanks and that is no good 150 to 160 miles can be a problem out in open country. If I have to I can go 225 mi. as is....I am too old to sink 20,000 dollars in a bike for a year or two's riding I am old and retired....Harley's above 2007 have six gal. tank and a six speed....very nice but tooooooo expensive for me and my situation...I have ridden my Kawa all over the United States......It is what it is...
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I had the front pulley and belt squealed and the pulley wore out - literally just about collapsed. Sent back to SW for replacement but ran into their customer service demon and ended up swapping the front for the rear pulley (170-80 tire) and cash difference. Most of my miles are open road. I may do both some day. Don't know what SW is doing with their customer service as of late. I would rather be told up front of production problems than lied to.
Like most have said - it should have come from the factory like this.
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I must have been one of the lucky ones. Never had any squealing, had it for two season now, best upgrade I made on bike to date. Did the pulley, oversize rear tire. Was considering back pulley too, but leery of pressing my luck as I love it now, not sure how much better it could get?
Ditto... Have both front & rear SW pulleys, no squeal, no wear difference on the rear pulley. Will be checking the front pulley when my rear tire is replaced. I have had them now for a year and approx 6000 miles. I understand when I bought mine they had changed the alloy and are much harder material. Still using stock belt as well.

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Has anyone looked into, or know anyone using the Barons rear pulley? I'm interested in buying it, but feedback is always good, especially with a new product. Thanks.


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