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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by SkiFastBadly, Oct 31, 2009.
Change your belt, and the original becomes your spare.
I don't remember what I put in my tool kit, but I constructed it by changing the belt and noting each tool I needed. Also put in the wrenches needed to adjust the clutch, and things like that.
This worked ok to store the belt, but I believe there is a way to roll it up so it takes much less space.
When the bad news of 10/15/09 came down, I ordered a spare belt just in case. It wasn't in stock at my dealer, and it looks like it's going to take a total of five weeks to come in from back-order. I'm guessing a lot of Buellers ordered some spare parts around the same time as well. Just a heads-up - though I'm not expecting my belt to break (who does?) - it would be a bummer to be off the Uly for weeks waiting for one to come in. That's another reason to have more than one bike.
Hmmm well I just ordered a belt today from American Sport Bike. I'll be interesting to see how long it takes to get it.
You should get an e-mail letting you know within ~30 minutes. Al and Joann are first class.
I see you have the most important part: A flash light to see what you are working on. Been there done that trying to fix a bike using the headlight off of another bike, it does not work too well.
Check that screwdriver of yours. The $100 kit does contain the torx you're looking for to get most of the torx off. I thought they didn't have it either, but each bit flips over and so does the screwdriver insert. I suspect you're simply not pulling one of them out and flipping them around.
By far the easiest way to carry a Uly belt, IMHO. Minimum radius is much smaller than in the "tri-fold" shown... Fits in side case for day rides; or in the end of my dry-bag for camping trips.
The belt "wants" to fall into the tri-fold; it's much easier than a bandsaw blade. Plus there are no teeth to cut you
I just replaced my belt today.
For those that are not aware, DO NOT USE THE BALL END OF THE HEX TO LOOSEN THE SWING ARM BOLTS. If you do, hilarity will not follow.
Thankfully, my belt broke 2 blocks from my house and I was able to coast right into my driveway. I had a belt that I bought last Spring, so I am all set. Putting the new one on was a bitch. I can see putting some miles on it and putting another new one on and keeping the used one as a spare. I would not have wanted to do that on the side of the road.
and I am bumping this because I followed the instructions in the 1st post.
Gonna replace my belt with a new one when I do the rear tire and bearings. Keep a stretched one as the spare.
LOL, good write up, very funny how you can make something boring into an interesting read.