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Re: poly-v-belt

In a message dated 10/19/2005 11:09:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Tpcutter@xxxxxxx writes:

> You are right, you can. Silly me. Just be sure to pack  your walking shoes. 
> When the belt frags, it takes out the HES ignition trigger  pickups under 
> the 
> lower pulley, when the shredded belt fibers pack in under  there and get 
> cranked around. There are a LOT of guys who can tell you what that  failure 
> feels 
> like. The bike stops running, and you become a  pedestrian.

There is no doubt in my mind that the belt can fail.  I can imagine that a 
thrashing belt is not going to help the HES.  I'm not convinced that belt 
failures are directly related to tensioning technique.  I know several people who 
have had original belts fail at low mileage.  Bad belt, or improper tensioning 
at the factiory?  I tend to think the former.  I appreciate your point-of-view, 

Jim Moore
Jax, FL
'02 R1150GS
'90 K75C