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Old 12-18-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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What is the best way to tell if your belt tension (on a x-ray 008) is set correctly?

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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Set - Check - Adjust.

A safe bet is to find the tension that begins to drag down the freespin of the system (on the bench) and call that 'appropriate'. When you apply a load the belt stretches just a little bit, so that extra drag goes away durring operation.

Also, looser belts not only skip, and/or roll over, but they subject themselves to vibration and getting torn up on nearby items.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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If you 'ping' the main belt with your finger and it vibrates like a rubber band it's too tight.

You can get vibrations that can occur at certain frequencies where the belt will vibrate (like a rubber band) causing drag in the drivetrain.

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Stock - as loose as possible without skipping
19T - a little tighter that Stock without skipping
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