Often asked: How To Drive Belt Tension On A Harley-davidson 883 Sportster 2010?

How much tension should a Harley belt have?

With the rear wheel on the ground and one rider sitting on the motorcycle, use the BELT TENSION GAUGE (Part No. HD-35381) to apply 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force at the midpoint of the bottom belt strand. Belt deflection should be 5/16-3/8 in.

How often should a Harley drive belt be changed?

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 much does it cost to replace a belt on a Harley?

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.

What is a jiffy stand?

The jiffy stand is Harley-Davidson’s name for the item that permits a motorcycle to be parked leaning to the left side but with no risk of falling over.

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