How do you change a belt on a Harley Sportster?

How do you change a belt on a Harley Sportster?

How do you change a belt on a Harley Sportster?

How to Replace a Sportster Drive Belt

  1. Remove the Allen bolts that secure the rear brake caliper to the frame with an Allen wrench.
  2. Loosen and remove the axle nuts on each side of the axle using wrenches.
  3. Slide the rear tire forward and remove the drive belt from the rear axle pulley.

When should I replace my Sportster belt?

The maintenance schedule for all Harley motorcycle models calls for a drive belt inspection and tension check after the first 1,000 miles and every 5,000 miles thereafter, the same interval as an oil-and-filter change.

How long does a Sportster drive belt last?

100,000 miles
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.

How do you change a Harley Davidson belt?

How to Change the Drive Belt on a Harley-Davidson

  1. Place the Harley onto a motorcycle stand to get the rear wheel off the ground. Use a wrench to remove the rear wheel axle.
  2. Remove the belt guards with the ratchet set.
  3. Place the new drive belt on the transmission and rear wheel sprocket.

How tight should the belt be on a Harley?

With a high horsepower engine, it is better to have the belt a little tight rather than loose. A loose belt will break much more readily than a tight one. Most people do not tighten the belt to its proper tension. If you plan on “racing” or hot rodding your bike, invest in a Harley-Davidson BELT TENSION GAUGE (Part No.

How do you change a Harley-Davidson belt?

What causes Harley drive belt to break?

Excessive load and shock loading were next among the most common causes of drive belt failure. In the case of a motorcycle final drive, this correlates to a bike loaded to the max with cargo and passengers and/or lots of throttle delivered with a dump of the clutch.

When should I replace my motorcycle belt?

The belt is usually checked with regular service intervals at your motorcycle service center. Some brands recommend changing the drive belt every 2 years, or every 10,000 kilometers or so, some every 20,000 kilometers, while others can be as long as 100,000 kilometers.

How long does it take to change a Harley belt?

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.