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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2014, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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I swapped my 1300 Front Belt Pulley out for a Stryker Front Belt Pulley

Ok, I am thrilled and have been posting ALL over the place.
I Swapped out my 1300 Tourer OEM Front Belt Pulley for a Stryker OEM Front Belt pulley.

My speedo is now much more accurate, my RPMs at a TRUE GPS 77MPH are down to around 3,550 from 3,850.
Im in love with my bike all over again! I do a lot of higher speed riding/interstate and started wishing for a sixth gear, this solution and made me very happy for now.

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1. OEM pulley - indicated speed of 84/85 MPH = GPS speed of 77 MPH and you are turning 3800/3900 RPMs.

2. Stryker pulley - Indicated speed of 80/81 MPH = GPS speed of 77 MPH and you are turning 3500/3600 RPMs.

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I'm intrigued. Couple of questions: Does the stock belt still fit? How much adjustment for belt tension do you have left? What about the big jump from first to second gear...... does it lug much? My guess is that you don't use fifth gear much until you settle in on the highway.

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Id love to know more too! How the install went (how to install), how long etc. Ive always thought my 1300 had high rpms at hi way speeds.

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I'm intrigued. Couple of questions: Does the stock belt still fit? How much adjustment for belt tension do you have left? What about the big jump from first to second gear...... does it lug much? My guess is that you don't use fifth gear much until you settle in on the highway.

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(ok, running out of time, have to get to work, long day coming up today ... so here we go, feel free to ask, will check later today nor night)

1. Yes, the stock belt fits perfectly fine and plenty of room for adjustment.

2. The big jump first to second, I cant answer that one. I never really have felt an issue with the lower gears so I dont know what to say, I dont want to say there is no issue if someone or many others are already feeling an issue then that issue will be slightly increased with a Stryker pulley. I SUSPECT but unsure, that many might be shifting early on this bike simply because the speedo is off a gross 10% to fast but I dont know, I do know with the new pulley you are now off less then half that, as close as some automobiles.

3. I notice now I now shift into 5th gear at around GPS speed of 63 to 68 MPH. I like to use GPS speed because its the only thing that is a benchmark. Remember, after the pulley swap, your speedo erroe is cut in half, from 9% to about 4%, thats quite a bit, youll have to remember that riding down the highway now. I used to run at an upper 85 MPH indicated which was a true GPS 77. Now I have to keep that in mind if I dont have my GPS on, because at an indicated 80 I am now running 76/77! If I ran it up to 85 like I used to I would be at 80 or 81 in a 70 speed limit. *L*

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Id love to know more too! How the install went (how to install), how long etc. Ive always thought my 1300 had high rpms at hi way speeds.
I had the pulley swapped at the same time as a new rear Commander II tire put on, this way almost all the work is done. Meaning it takes more time to remove the rear wheel and belt then the swap.
I had a shop do it, they charged $40 extra to swap the pulley.
It really only involves taking the screws out of the front pulley cover and then (from what I hear) needing a power ratchet to take off the ONE pulley nut which is tightened to 100 FT LBS. Or something like that. Someone who removes their own rear wheel could do it easy if they can get the nut off. I dont know anyone to help and never removed the rear wheel so not comfortable doing it.

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fyi.. 100ft/lbs is nothing. Same as the lugnuts on your car
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fyi.. 100ft/lbs is nothing. Same as the lugnuts on your car
Good point! I never thought about that.

I was going on what I read, others have said who swapped the pulley themselves and others who have tried before I had mine done.
I did think to myself, its only one bolt, how bad could it be unless some kind of "locktight" is used on it. ( one person did mention locktight but have no idea if that is true or a guess)

I dont know, anyway, for me and no one to help, having my shop do it for $40. while they changed the tire was well worth it.

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40 isnt bad to have it done though. I even wonder if it is pressed onto the main shaft, and therefore you need a pulley puller to remove it once its "loose"
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40 isnt bad to have it done though. I even wonder if it is pressed onto the main shaft, and therefore you need a pulley puller to remove it once its "loose"
Another good point and I would have had to buy a 40mm or something socket and I never adjusted or removed a rear wheel plus I was getting a tire put on. I do know some have done it and I think it's easy if someone wants to do it themself.

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40 isnt bad to have it done though. I even wonder if it is pressed onto the main shaft, and therefore you need a pulley puller to remove it once its "loose"
I can't say about the 1300 but the Road Star pulley is definitely not pressed on. It's on a splined shaft and once the nut is off, the pulley will just slide off.

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