Drive Belt issue - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tinbasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
Unhappy Drive Belt issue

Adjusted the belt as it has running to the right on rear pulley. Had over a the factory 5 mm deflection. All was good on the 530 am ride to work on the way home it started making noise. When i got it home the belt is tighter than a guitar string? What did I do wrong?

Buddies Indian factory speck is 28 mm how loose should a person go?
tinbasher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 06:42 PM
Top Contributor
 
revrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: syracuse ny
Year/Make/Model: 2010 NOMAD
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Black/titanium
Posts: 1,487
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinbasher View Post
Adjusted the belt as it has running to the right on rear pulley. Had over a the factory 5 mm deflection. All was good on the 530 am ride to work on the way home it started making noise. When i got it home the belt is tighter than a guitar string? What did I do wrong?

Buddies Indian factory speck is 28 mm how loose should a person go?
Run mine at 8mm 4.5 to 5 too tight even tho manual specs say so,readjust at 8mm see how it is,
revrider is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tinbasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
Had it at if not a little more will check again after everything cools down

Thank you
Terry
tinbasher is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 07:06 PM
Top Contributor
 
revrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: syracuse ny
Year/Make/Model: 2010 NOMAD
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Black/titanium
Posts: 1,487
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinbasher View Post
Had it at if not a little more will check again after everything cools down

Thank you
Terry
Ya think 10mm bout as loose as u want to go,maybe others will chime in
revrider is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 07:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 232
Spec says 9mm. Problem is how to measure.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
warrbucks is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 01:27 AM
Senior Member
 
D-Dub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Mid- MI
Year/Make/Model: 2015 Voyager
Posts: 324
I've found the tension/alignment of the belt stays true after the axle is tightened if I use a ratchet strap to keep the wheel pulled forward against the adjusters. Don't go crazy with the ratchet strap, just snug it up so the axle doesn't get pulled to the rear while you're tightening the axle nut.

And just like a chain, a belt is happier and quieter at the looser end of specs.
D-Dub is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 08:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Lumber-jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Voyager 1700
Posts: 246
Did you use a jack to lift bike when adjusting? Did you rotate wheel/belt to confirm tension?
10mm is what I adjust mine to.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinbasher View Post
Adjusted the belt as it has running to the right on rear pulley. Had over a the factory 5 mm deflection. All was good on the 530 am ride to work on the way home it started making noise. When i got it home the belt is tighter than a guitar string? What did I do wrong?

Buddies Indian factory speck is 28 mm how loose should a person go?
CarGuy and Peg like this.

_________________________________

"If you want to feel smart, get stupid freinds..."
Lumber-jack is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tinbasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
I will give it a try

Thanks Terry
tinbasher is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
tinbasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
Yes had the rear wheel off the ground and also rotated the wheel going to give it another shot tonight when i get home. bike is waiting in the garage
tinbasher is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 02:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Lumber-jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Voyager 1700
Posts: 246
Take a picture of the rear axle nut (both sides) and marking point to confirm wheel didn't move.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinbasher View Post
Yes had the rear wheel off the ground and also rotated the wheel going to give it another shot tonight when i get home. bike is waiting in the garage

_________________________________

"If you want to feel smart, get stupid freinds..."
Lumber-jack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB Final Drive and drive shaft. ClassicFnAllen Vulcan 750 0 09-20-2011 07:55 PM
Magnificent 2009 Voyager 1700 ! But belt drive ? HenriA Vulcan 1700 11 05-25-2010 09:47 PM
Hole in drive belt. oquirrhvulcan Vulcan 900 5 10-09-2009 08:09 PM
Drive belt deflection-when to adjust? macbig General Vulcan Talk 0 08-04-2009 03:06 PM
Belt Drive on a 800 Classic 800Rider Vulcan 900 7 09-30-2008 10:52 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome