REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

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REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby 23bricks » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:12 pm

I have read the workshop manual, looked at the parts manual, spoken to friends ... result - this simple job on any other bike seems to be a pain in the arse, you have to spread the frame and need at least 2 of you.

Anyone here done this many times and got it down pat? I would appreciate any advice you can give.

Thanks

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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby 03 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:20 pm

Don't spread the frame.

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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby Adam » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:53 pm

:yt: x2. Visit Maz, he's got a special tool :shock: lOl that that makes the job a piece of piss and it won't damage your frame like spreading could ;)
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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby Digger » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:03 pm

Hello & welcome, don't be shy, you can tell us where in UK you are!

As Adam says, you need to be getting to know Maz :maz: , if you don't already. 8-)

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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby Maz » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:05 pm

lOl ......it is impossible to spread the frame.

Whereabouts are you located Mr.Bricks ?........would be really helpful if peeps included this in their profile, rather than just putting UK etc. :idea:
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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby 23bricks » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:48 pm

Thanks for all the comments.
The bike is in wiltshire, near marlborough.
Funnily enough when the belt went I got it recovered by the RAC and the driver has 2 buells [1 S1 m 1 later - you on here?]
My understanding was that harley came out with a tool to open up the frame - which was crap anyway - though I was assured the frame springs back.
Anyway -if I dont have to do that it sounds better already -

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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby Digger » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:52 pm

You're never far from help with UKBEG, but that puts you fairly close to Pash ......

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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby pash » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:57 pm

I am no S1 belt expert (although I have changed one and it was a PITA)
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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby 03 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:17 pm

If you look at the frame in that area for more than 2 seconds, you'll understand what Maz says.

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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby gusm2 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:28 pm

X1 is easy, rear wheel out, undo the bolts on the r/h footrest mount / frame section put new belt on front pulley, refit footrest and rear wheel job done

:oooops: wrong thread
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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby kevmean » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:02 pm

gusm2 wrote:X1 is easy, rear wheel out, undo the bolts on the r/h footrest mount / frame section put new belt on front pulley, refit footrest and rear wheel job done

:oooops: wrong thread

You don't even need to take the wheel out on the X1 ;-) you don't even need to alter the axle
adjustment bolts, just slacken the axle right off enough to allow the plates that rest on the adjusters to drop clear out each side and push the wheel fully forward ;)
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Re: REPLACING REAR BELT ON S1 LIGHTNING

Postby gusm2 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:03 pm

Your right, doh :oooops: ;)
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