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#1: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 19:59:44 by zoey

Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:

Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what appears
to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
maybe 1/4". I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.

I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles and
I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
around here don't stock them.

Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.

Slick in Vermont

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#2: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:10:01 by Greasy Rider

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:59:44 -0400, &quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt;
postulated :
&gt;Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt;Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what appears
&gt;to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
&gt;maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
&gt;that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.
&gt;
&gt;I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt;Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles and
&gt;I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
&gt;around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt;Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;

That's a tough one for sure!

You didn't mention how much mileage the belt had but I would tend to
risk it if I really wanted to go. I would examine the belt at each
stop and abort the trip if I saw anything getting larger. That belt is
pretty tough up to about 80K miles. You do have HOG Roadside correct?
Nova Scotia is a beautiful island (sorry Tud) but the dealerships are
scarce and I would imagine road side assistance is also.

You can always kick the dealers ass later.





Ride Safe!
Greasy Rider® SLOB-6
'97 FLHTCI Lehman trike
53 years of motorcyling
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#3: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:13:08 by Miroslav Vitous

Guy A. Thomas wrote:
&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what appears
&gt; to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
&gt; maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
&gt; that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.
&gt;
&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles and
&gt; I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
&gt; around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt; Slick in Vermont

I find it odd that any dealer, let alone several of them, doesn't have
or keep belts for such a popular bike, let alone can't get one in a day
or two.
And no, I wouldn't trust a known, damaged belt.
If it breaks on the road, then yer really shit outa luck.

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#4: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:21:03 by Tud

Greasy Rider @ invalid.com wrote:
&gt; On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:59:44 -0400, &quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt;
&gt; postulated :
&gt;&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt;&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but
&gt;&gt; a small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is
&gt;&gt; ok to drive it - that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced
&gt;&gt; but I can drive with it.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week
&gt;&gt; into Nova Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be
&gt;&gt; about 2,500 miles and I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it
&gt;&gt; replaced since the dealers around here don't stock them.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; That's a tough one for sure!
&gt;
&gt; You didn't mention how much mileage the belt had but I would tend to
&gt; risk it if I really wanted to go. I would examine the belt at each
&gt; stop and abort the trip if I saw anything getting larger. That belt is
&gt; pretty tough up to about 80K miles. You do have HOG Roadside correct?
&gt; Nova Scotia is a beautiful island (sorry Tud) but the dealerships are
&gt; scarce and I would imagine road side assistance is also.

Well, technically Sydney is in Cape Breton, which is an island, and it is
indeed beautiful. We just spent a couple days up there earlier in the week.
Stayed in Baddeck, took the kids to Louisburg one day and then around the
Cabot Trail the next, stopping for a picnic at White's Point. A great time
and great weather, if not a little on the hot side, but then we were in an
air conditioned minivan.

Back to Guy, if your trip has you spending any time in Halifax then try
contacting Privateers Harley Davidson and perhaps you can arrange in advance
to have a belt waiting for you with some time booked for the switch. Just a
thought.

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#5: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:22:07 by Harold Gailey

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:59:44 -0400, &quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt;
wrote:

&gt;Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt;Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what appears
&gt;to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
&gt;maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
&gt;that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.
&gt;
&gt;I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt;Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles and
&gt;I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
&gt;around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt;Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt;Slick in Vermont
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;

I think I would remove the rock so as not to tear up the pulleys any
worse than they are currently and then ride with the knowledge that at
any moment the belt could come apart. In other words I wouldn't press
my luck crossing traffic from a stop with mere inches to spare.
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78 FX(E) 86ci Daily Rider Nice Weather; 02 FXDX 88ci Daily Rider Other Weather.
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#6: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:27:37 by Bob La Londe

&quot;Harold Gailey&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:hgailey&#64;houston.rr.com" target="_blank">hgailey&#64;houston.rr.com</a>&gt; wrote in message
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&gt; On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:59:44 -0400, &quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt;
&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;&gt;Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt;&gt;appears
&gt;&gt;to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
&gt;&gt;maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
&gt;&gt;that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with
&gt;&gt;it.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt;&gt;Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles
&gt;&gt;and
&gt;&gt;I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
&gt;&gt;around here don't stock them.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;Slick in Vermont
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; I think I would remove the rock so as not to tear up the pulleys any
&gt; worse than they are currently and then ride with the knowledge that at
&gt; any moment the belt could come apart. In other words I wouldn't press
&gt; my luck crossing traffic from a stop with mere inches to spare.
&gt; --


I was thinking much the same thing regarding tearing up the pulleys.


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#7: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:38:39 by TL Mitchell

&quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:44c115fb$0$3679$<a href="mailto:4d3efbfe&#64;news.sover.net..." target="_blank">4d3efbfe&#64;news.sover.net...</a>
&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a
&gt; small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to
&gt; drive it - that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can
&gt; drive with it.
&gt;
&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles
&gt; and I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the
&gt; dealers around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.

I picked up a rock on the Y2K Ultra at 4500 miles. Sharp point, it stuck up
through the belt. Pulled it out and consulted those more informed than
*some* dealers. The consensus was, if you're not near the edge of the belt
and you haven't sliced any of the Kevlar bands you aren't sacrificing any
integrity. The point on the rock went through the belt in between two bands
of Kevlar on mine.....

I pried the rock out and glued the flap down and road it another 83,000
miles without a problem. Frequent inspections revealed no changes from the
time I pulled the rock out to the time I swapped the bike. YMMV.

112

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#8: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 21:01:12 by JoeSmoe

&quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:44c115fb$0$3679$<a href="mailto:4d3efbfe&#64;news.sover.net..." target="_blank">4d3efbfe&#64;news.sover.net...</a>
&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a
&gt; small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to
&gt; drive it - that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can
&gt; drive with it.
&gt;
&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles
&gt; and I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the
&gt; dealers around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt; Slick in Vermont
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
With the number of bikes that will be on the same route as you next week,
you might see a shortage of replacement parts such as drive belts etc.

A check at JP Cycle shows a belt for $157 - but 7-10 day shipping.
A check of the HD site shows a belt for $250.

While that belt may last a long time, replacing it and putting a few miles
on the new belt before leaving, would certainly provide a bit of &quot;piece of
mind&quot;.

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#9: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 21:02:39 by Dave Schultheis

Guy wrote:

&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:

Home of the catamounts, eh?

&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small
&gt; (what appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not
&gt; a hole but a small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the
&gt; dealers say it is ok to drive it - that it will be fine.
&gt; Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.

Replies have gone both ways. I note in the &quot;subj&quot; you indicate
there's a hole, but in the text, you made it clear that it is
not a hole. I'm not sure if everyone got that distinction.

So, yes, the belt may be _slightly_ damaged, but not nearly as
bad as if it was a real hole. And the belt may not be damaged
at all.

How long do you suppose you've been riding with that little
rock in there? Maybe a short time, maybe a long time.

What if the rock had dislodged itself before you noticed it?
You would keep riding, since you didn't know that anything was
wrong.

As long as you're not the &quot;wheelie champion&quot; of your town,
it sounds to me like you should go ahead and take your trip,
and be sure to carry your cellular phone, credit card, and
H.O.G. membership card, just like you would on any other
trip.

Then, consider having the belt replaced the next time you're
going to have someone serious done to the bike, since having a
belt replaced is a major financial blow.

&gt; I can't get it replaced since the dealers around here don't
&gt; stock them.

Huh? That sounds like another stupid dealer trick.


Dave S.

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#10: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 22:11:00 by Kickstart

&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt.

&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt; Slick in Vermont
&gt;

I just bought a belt today for a 2001 RK
No sign of tear or wear, No holes etc Just snapped clean half
New 180 @ dealer 189 tooth
They make a roadside repair belt, if your worried buy one and carry it ion
your trip, if you don't need it return it and buy a new one @ your leisure.
Labor to change at dealer was about $350
good luck


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#11: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-21 23:15:23 by Grizz

&quot;Tud&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:tud333&#64;hotmail.com" target="_blank">tud333&#64;hotmail.com</a>&gt; wrote in message
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&gt; Greasy Rider @ invalid.com wrote:
&gt; &gt; On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:59:44 -0400, &quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:zoey&#64;sover.net" target="_blank">zoey&#64;sover.net</a>&gt;
&gt; &gt; postulated :
&gt; &gt;&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt; &gt;&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but
&gt; &gt;&gt; a small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is
&gt; &gt;&gt; ok to drive it - that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced
&gt; &gt;&gt; but I can drive with it.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week
&gt; &gt;&gt; into Nova Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be
&gt;&gt; about 2,500 miles and I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it
&gt;&gt; replaced since the dealers around here don't stock them.

&lt;snipped&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Back to Guy, if your trip has you spending any time in Halifax then try
&gt; contacting Privateers Harley Davidson and perhaps you can arrange in
advance
&gt; to have a belt waiting for you with some time booked for the switch. Just
a
&gt; thought.
&gt;

Piggybacking here cause Tud said it first, but there is also a dealer in
Sydney N.S. Don't know how much time you have in your schedule, but it may
be worth looking into. Added the contact info for you. My apologies if
that's taboo here, just trying to be helpful. No affiliation, usual
discalimers etc.

Privateers Harley-Davidson
100 Susie Lake Crescent, Unit #10
Halifax, NS, CAN B3S 1C7
(902) 444-4647
(902) 444-3499 (fax)
Visit our Web site
<a href="http://www.privateersharleydavidson.com" target="_blank">http://www.privateersharleydavidson.com</a>

Ramsay's Cycle &amp; Sport
616 Keltic Drive
Sydney, NS, CAN B1L 1B6
902-539-1730
902-567-0832 (fax)
Visit our Web site
<a href="http://www.ramsayscycle.com" target="_blank">http://www.ramsayscycle.com</a>

There is also an Indy shop in Dartmouth, that I frequent. They replaced a
belt for me sometime in April. Had the part, but they were backed up. Busy
time and all, but I know they try to make time for travellers. iirc the belt
was 260 cad, and I think 3 1/2 hours labour, on a 90 electraglide. My email
addy is good if you want the info for them. Again no affiliation, except
satisfied customer, ymmv, etc....

Grizz

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#12: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-22 01:06:38 by hawgeye

&quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; wrote...
&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a
&gt; small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to
&gt; drive it - that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can
&gt; drive with it.
&gt;
&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles
&gt; and I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the
&gt; dealers around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.

For once, I have to agree with the dealer. That is if the rock is in the
middle of the belt.
If you can get the rock out without doing damage to the belt you should be
fine.
I have had a rock in my belt for nearly 10k miles. No problems thus far.

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#13: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-22 01:52:52 by Dave Nichols

hawgeye wrote:
&gt; &quot;Guy A. Thomas&quot; wrote...
&gt;&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what
&gt;&gt; appears to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a
&gt;&gt; small rock maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to
&gt;&gt; drive it - that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can
&gt;&gt; drive with it.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt;&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles
&gt;&gt; and I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the
&gt;&gt; dealers around here don't stock them.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt; For once, I have to agree with the dealer. That is if the rock is in the
&gt; middle of the belt.
&gt; If you can get the rock out without doing damage to the belt you should be
&gt; fine.
&gt; I have had a rock in my belt for nearly 10k miles. No problems thus far.
&gt;
No snip on this one. From the manual...
If cracks/damage exists near edge of belt, replace belt immediately.
Damage to center of belt will require belt replacement eventually, but
when cracks extend to edge of belt, belt failure is imminent.

They also provide a note...
When a drive belt is replaced for any reason other than stone damage, it
is recommended that the transmission and rear sprockets also be replaced
to increase the longevity of the new drive belt. In the case of stone
damage inspect sprockets for damage and replace as required.

For the record, I tend to agree with the masses. Go for the trip and if
you have concerns, replace when you get home. If you decide to forgo the
replacement, inspect regularly. If you have serious concerns buy the
temp belt to carry and put together a list of shops that might could
service a roadside failure.

Anybody thirsty have a sip on my ticket. Just thought with all the
opinion it might not hurt to check the manual. Damned fine publication
it is.

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helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a beer.&quot;
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#14: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-22 05:44:34 by Dennis Peterson

Guy A. Thomas wrote:
&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what appears
&gt; to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
&gt; maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
&gt; that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.
&gt;
&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles and
&gt; I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
&gt; around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt; Slick in Vermont

My theory is anything that involves spilling oil and replacing gaskets
isn't something I want to fix on the road especially since I've been
given such a dandy heads up like a hole in my belt and can fix it before
I hit that there road. Not doing that can turn a 3-day trip into 5
without batting an eyelash, and three of those days would be down-time
on a Saturday, a Sunday, and a Monday. But that's just me.

dp

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#15: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-22 09:47:38 by unknown

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#16: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-23 17:40:30 by kschofie

Guy A. Thomas wrote:
&gt; Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont:
&gt;
&gt; Question: I have a 2002 Road King and today I noticed a small (what appears
&gt; to be a rock) imbedded into the belt. It is not a hole but a small rock
&gt; maybe 1/4&quot;. I checked around and the dealers say it is ok to drive it -
&gt; that it will be fine. Eventually have it replaced but I can drive with it.
&gt;
&gt; I am scheduled to go on the National Canadian HOG ride next week into Nova
&gt; Scotia starting at Sydney NS Canada. The trip will be about 2,500 miles and
&gt; I am concerned about the belt. I can't get it replaced since the dealers
&gt; around here don't stock them.
&gt;
&gt; Is it safe to take it on a 2,500 mile trip. The dealers say yes.
&gt;
&gt; Slick in Vermont

Guy - dunno where in VT you hail from, but if it suits ya, try Steve
Mazza's shop in Milton (V-Twin). He's a top-shelf wrench and can
probably help you out in time for your trip. Mention my name. His
number is: 893-1768

Ken Schofield
HSB#07 WOLF#13 BS#92 AH#70 SENS
The whole world's gone mad.

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#17: Re: Belt drive / Rock hole 1/4"

Posted on 2006-07-23 18:37:03 by TL Mitchell

&quot;AH#70&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:kschofie&#64;hotmail.com" target="_blank">kschofie&#64;hotmail.com</a>&gt; wrote

&gt; Guy - dunno where in VT you hail from, but if it suits ya, try Steve
&gt; Mazza's shop in Milton (V-Twin). He's a top-shelf wrench and can
&gt; probably help you out in time for your trip. Mention my name.

He doesn't need the belt *chromed*!

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