hey guys so i dont have the tools to check deflection properly right this second but its Definitely way off, and the sled has always had a bad idle and i suspect this is why. also, figured out my shims using a picture id taken of my motor a couple months ago, and there is EXACTLY 2mm of play if not a little less then that, so that part seems fixed belt looks good and centered in there. definitely need to grab a scale and see about that deflection tho,
Shims dont adjust belt deflection or tightness, only the alignment. For the belt deflection you use the 3 allen screws on the clutch. Loosen the 10mm locknuts and tighten the 3 screws evenly to open the clutch which loosens the belt, adjust till the track barely creeps at an idle with the rear raised. Once youre happy, lock down the 3 nuts and youre done.
thats good to know as i didnt know how to change deflection on this clutch set up and i'll be sure to dink with that a bit as the deflection has always looked a little off to me, but never this bad.
Are you sure you have the right belt? Did the engine shift forward a bit like from maybe a worn shock mount? Did the adjustment for the belt come out of the part that pushes against the motor? If you leave all the shims out, does it help the belt tension?
Yeh ive had that same belt on there since ive owned the machine it could been the worn out shock mount i did notice the motor has a bit of play not alot mind you but some but i'll try it without any shims at all and see what happens!
I have one right now(see my threads) i think the ride is good and from what i understand, heavier riders will be better off on the arm, however durability is a HUGE PROBLEM. my skid fell apart constantly until i last weekend gave up and got an sc10 and swapped it.=nice ride quality, poor build quality. if you wanna switch to an sc10 i have just finished a swap and ran into every problem you will inevidably run into, so give me a pm and i'll help you through it if you want as i now have a 100% successfull swap.