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Old 03-09-2012, 11:27 AM
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I have the Harley service manual for my 09 UC. Couldn't find the section on how to replace the belt. On page 1-27 shows how to check the belt but nothing on replacing the belt.
Section 1 is servicing. Section 2 covers Chassis maintenance, you'll find it in there.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:39 AM
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I had both my inner and outer primarys off when I put in the SE compensator. I also swapped out the inner cover for a chorme one. With the manual, a jack, and proper tools, not really a difficult job. Just time consuming...Hell the belt itself is around $200 clams I think...Can only imagine how much a $tealer would charge for the whole job. Hope I don't have to do it any time soon....
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remove rear wheel

rear brake

shocks

rear fork ( swingarm)

remove outer primary

primary drive ( comp sprocket, chain, clutch assembly)

remove inner primary

replace belt


primary back together


swingarm on

wheels etc.

done, easy


good time to replace rear fork bushings


I did this on my FXR in 1993- not a job you'd do at the road side.

In most cases if touring, you are towed to nearest dealer and you open your wallet wide.


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http://www.totally-cuckoo.com/18.07....%20repairs.htm

http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.c...lt-change.html

Looks like you might have to unbolt the left shock to get the new belt in position
You will have to unbolt the left shock and the right shock to remove the swingarm that has to be removed along with the inner primary to access the pulley.
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Easiest way is to extract several hundred dollar bills from your wallet and call your local dealer or indy. That is the blunt truth for anyone who asks this question and if you don't accept the truth, good for you but your in for a bit of work.

Truth hurts but its true.. If you have to ask, your better off taking to an indy or the dealer. I did mine in about 2 hrs, about 3 bills after purchase of belt, gaskets, seals, and new inner primary bolts (they are one time use). Not a roadside job. Need all the right tools and good bike jack, plus a 6pack on ice.
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I had a damaged belt and waited until Winter to replace it. My local tame dealer collected the bike, did the job and returned it. Quite painless and roughly twice the cost of the belt, which doesn't seem too bad to me.
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Section 1 is servicing. Section 2 covers Chassis maintenance, you'll find it in there.
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Thanks all for the response. Its clear to me, this is not a job for my talents rather one for the dealer and \or Indy. Knowledge is a wonderful thing and costly without it.
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if I remember correctly, a friend of mine had it done at the dealer along with a routine 5k maintenance and ran about $700...and the new style belts "should" last about 100k miles....the guy that I know needed his replaced because he drove on a recently paced road and the black gravel got stock to it and tore it up...
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Its clear to me, this is not a job for my talents rather one for the dealer and \or Indy.
Chains were so much easier.... And what is an indy?
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