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Re: poly-v-belt

My last one failed (on my third) while engine braking to a little extreme,
and I think the first one went under revving or braking circumstances.  I
made it about 15 miles on the battery.  The 2nd time I was out at the lake
so I took my camper battery and stuck it in my rear topcase to so I could
make it to town.  What is the HES?

> From: HDBESQ@xxxxxxx
> Reply-To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 11:19:34 EDT
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 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, 
> however.
> Jim Moore
> Jax, FL
> '02 R1150GS
> '90 K75C