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Thread: XB12 countershaft 'Pulley'

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    Wondering if the tensioner will take up the slack if I use a 26t pulley

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    Considering the tensioner doesn't move... I doubt it.

    You 'could' slot one of the holes to make the tensioner adjustable, but IME you also need to thread it for a set screw (against the mounting stud) to hold adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunaticfringe View Post
    they do that alot because they don't know the application. it goes like this:
    1-buell blast front pulley can be 27T but won't fit XB application. pulley belt width too narrow.
    2-2003 and earlier XL's had an available 27T front pulley. won't fit buell XB's.
    3-all front pulleys regardless of application have the tooth count STAMPED onto either the front or back of the pulley.
    Thanks for the info lunaticfringe! Saved me $, frustration and time. All those imposters are now purged from my watch list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantroop View Post
    Thanks for the info lunaticfringe! Saved me $, frustration and time. All those imposters are now purged from my watch list.
    you're quite welcome dan. supposedly the earlier pre-rubber-mounted XL 27T front pulley will fit the XB's but i haven't personally tried it so can't confirm it. correct part # for that pulley in 27T count is ..... Oem part number 40285-91B and 40288-95
    Last edited by lunaticfringe; 04-10-2019 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    Considering the tensioner doesn't move... I doubt it.

    You 'could' slot one of the holes to make the tensioner adjustable, but IME you also need to thread it for a set screw (against the mounting stud) to hold adjustment.
    Tensioner I use moves, doesn't it?
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    That is an aftermarket "Free Spirits" tensioner. I have no idea if it will have the correct tension with a different belt pulley, but I highly doubt it.

    If you want to play with final drive ratios I would suggest a chain conversion (cheap and easy) or if your bike is a 12, you can change to primary gears from a 9 for a shorter ratio.

    IMO

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    or contact PurPony on here, or Badweb, or Facebook.

    27t.jpg

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    in case you don't do Facebook

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    Last edited by 34nineteen; 04-10-2019 at 04:48 PM.

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    Awesome 34:19! I didn't know he made those, thanks for the heads up

    IME, All Of PurPonys stuff is legit and made well.

    Other than the good looks, whats the point of lightening it? In theory of better shifting? Faster acceleration? (haha)

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    4% more torque. Every little bit helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    or contact PurPony on here, or Badweb, or Facebook.

    27t.jpg

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    in case you don't do Facebook

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    Wonder why it only lasts 10k miles?



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