Often asked: How To Check Tension On Belt On Harley Davidson Fatboy?

How much tension should a Harley belt have?

With the rear wheel on the ground and one rider sitting on the motorcycle, use the BELT TENSION GAUGE (Part No. HD-35381) to apply 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force at the midpoint of the bottom belt strand. Belt deflection should be 5/16-3/8 in.

How long does a Harley belt last?

“In optimal conditions we have seen belts last 100,000 miles,” says Martin Ginns, Harley-Davidson service business manager.

How much does it cost to replace a belt on a Harley?

Harley drive belts are very strong and durable and only need replacement after thousands of miles of riding. Unless you have a warranty, a replacement will cost a few hundred dollars at your Harley dealer. Do it yourself in about 30 minutes, for less than $50.

How often should you change a motorcycle belt?

But even veteran enthusiasts can make the mistake of forgetting to look after their bike’s drive belt, which is strong, stretch-resistant and made from tensile cords. Because a drive belt can last up to 100,000 miles before needing replacement, riders may lose track of this important part of motorcycle maintenance.

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