She also does not like the blue interior of the belt, but she seems to be tolerating it now. From transportation to turf care, and from mining to material handling, Gates hydraulic hose and couplings save costs and downtime to power your heavy duty mobile machinery and industrial-grade vehicles. From driving blowers on 10,000 horsepower racing engines to working with industry leaders from motorcycles to manufacturing, Gates has been offering its drivetrain expertise to the automotive, industrial, and engine powered world since 1911. Industrial Fluid and Material Conveyance Gates engineers fluid power solutions for processing bulk material and industrial fluid transfer, designed to reduce leakage and waste, increase processing efficiency, reduce downtime, and keep your workspace clean - all to reduce your operating costs and improve your business. Especially since I'll be needing two of them.
Additionally, some folks have also reported a little belt squeaking: to resolve they revisited their sprocket alignment to address the noise while others have simply applied a little silicone spray or in one case run a bar of soap along the sides of the belt every now and again to eliminate the noise. Our extensive inventory includes 1. Additionally, some folks have also reported a little belt squeaking: to resolve they revisited their sprocket alignment to address the noise while others have simply applied a little silicone spray or in one case run a bar of soap along the sides of the belt every now and again to eliminate the noise. Industrial Fluid and Material Conveyance Gates engineers fluid power solutions for processing bulk material and industrial fluid transfer, designed to reduce leakage and waste, increase processing efficiency, reduce downtime, and keep your workspace clean - all to reduce your operating costs and improve your business. Gates has detailed instructions on how to use the Krikit that anyone can download from their website and that you can find. Hydraulics - Mobile If it moves, it probably moves with Gates. Thanks so much for checking and and passing along the additional info.
Finally, after many tries, they achieved success with polyurethane pulleys. It will be interesting to sit back and watch to see how deeply the belts permeate the new tandem market. Next Gates and Phil attacked a rear drive just to see what would happen. Say goodbye to high-maintenance bike chains. By the way, re the Q factor and the sense of greater resistance with belts vrs chains, Gates is coming out with a new belt design that runs the flange down the middle of the belt rather than on the side , and has in the neighborhood of 10-12 mm less offset to the inside. In fact, it was designed for Co-Motion tandems built in the last 10 years or so which has the 28. Harley Davidson Belt Tension Tester When I thought about the different length Gates Carbon Drive belts offered for use as a drive belt for bicycles and the much longer sync belt, I began to wonder why both belts had the same pre-load tension: coincidence or is it just a relative amount of tension? Send me an Email if you want to reach Bob.
Any other authorized Co-Motion dealer as well as Co-Motion has them too. Hydraulics - Mobile If it moves, it probably moves with Gates. Gates says that the bike version with the stickers over the engravings uses the same aluminum casting as the auto version, but with a different spring—so the scale and spring tension are different between the two devices. It would have required some spacers on the cranks between the chainrings and the crank if I had not already installed 123 mm bottom brackets vs. In 1979, we created the serpentine belt that changed automotive transmission as we know it.
Harley-Davison began using final drive belts in the 1980s to improve the overall experience for their customers. If you are building a chopper, talk to Sugar Bear: Sugar Bear Inc. I elected to use the Gates Krikit gauge since I am sort of anal and like to see numbers. For now, I settled on 45 lbs at the max, and 30 lbs at the min I peeled off one of the stickers to see the original markings on the Krikit. Gates polyurethane flat belting is designed and tested for your heavy duty lifting and positioning applications, including lift systems, forklifts, car wash installations and scissor-type lifting tables, with superior flat lift transmission systems for applications ranging from automotives to elevators.
We stock the most comprehensive selection of primary and rear drive belts available. At the time, they were unaware of the fact that the transmissions and the engines were not flat with each other, which was the primary cause of premature belt failure. I suspect it is related to the belt itself. Tensioning the belt has been a slight challenge. Replacement Rear Drive Belts Belt Drives, Ltd. Other than a couple reports of needing to fine tune the belt pre-load tension to eliminate some perceived drag, no real issues were reported and most are genuinely happy with their belts. Rohloff requires a snubber wheel to be installed about 1.
Also, your stoker will be pleased to know that that blue mold release compound on the belt has apparently recently been changed to black Well, as I said, we enjoyed testing the belt but will likely pass on becoming belt adopters… at least on our existing tandems. All that said, it is interesting to see that there is absolutely no clear consensus on belt tension. And that the bike version is more expensive because of the lower volume, and that the bike spring is installed by hand given the low unit volume. The other tandems on the trip with belts had tensions all over the place and no one seemed to have any problems with them. They were having problems with debris tearing up their belts.
I thought that the Kevlar would keep it from breaking, but it still snapped in half. Industrial Drives - Stationary Gates manufactures world-class industrial drives to fit the needs of your stationary systems. Say hello to simplicity and fun. Gates is proud to bring its unparalleled standards, unwavering product support, and proven product development capacity to the bicycle market. So I would recommend changing your Harley Davidson motorcycle drive belt every 10 years or so just to be safe. Gates Carbon Drive Tension Tester The recommended method for checking pre-load tension is using the Gates Dayco Krikit pronounced Crickett Tension Tester.
I suspect it is related to the belt itself. My beloved stoker hated the white lettering on the belt, but fortunately it scraped off with my fingernail. Then they tried steel, which was heavy, expensive, and still wore out. There is no warranty on any belt! Sugar Bear knows how to build great choppers. Then they changed to No. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't? Vehicle - Engine Systems Increasing reliable power for your vehicle engine systems drives us to innovate everyday. Update: In the comments you will find that a reader was kind enough to check with Gates on the differences between the Dayco Krikit sold for automotive V-belts and those sold for bicycles.