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08 Teryx Belt Deflection

My Teryx has 40 hours on it, and the belt started slipping. I bought the Kawasaki tool to accurately measure the belt deflection. At 40 hours the deflection was a little over 1 1/2". I took the thing apart and removed the thick shim (0.055") and left the thin shim (0.024"). I put it back together and checked the deflection again. Now it is exactly 1" of deflection, which according to the manual should be perfect. But now the thing squeals really loud when in gear and chirps a little when in Neutral.

Should the belt be run loose? It didn't squeal when it was loose. Has anyone tried belt dressing to see if it stops the squeal? Also, this is the factory belt. Do the aftermarket belts solve this squealing problem?

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I hate to tell you this, but your too tight, I learned the hard way there is no simple way to determine belt tension, when I bought my Prairie I tried using the belt tension, but I found it was'nt too accurate, luckly with the Prairie, pulling the driven pulley is no big deal and I could check it without putting everything together, with the Teryx its a pain, the best thing to do is to mike your shims and add the smallest you can come up with, I did mine twice to get it right and it still squealed just a little at idle, I would't put belt dressing on your belt, usally belt dressing would help a loose belt, not tight.
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So what should the deflection be? The manual says 0.87" to 1.06". That would be between 7/8" and 1 1/16". Mine is 1" now and it slipped real bad at 1 1/2".

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Its kinda of a guessing game in a way, I never got a good feel for going by belt deflection, If you are squealing at .024 and you pulled out .055, your probably looking somewhere in the .045 or so range, taking over half out would most likely put you on the tight side, again there maybe someone here that can offer you a better way to set this up, I just learned by doing the clutch on my Prairie and lots of trial and error.
A little squeal won't hurt anything, but alot of squeal and creeping is not good on your belt and will most likely end up smoking it. Also I should add don't use any belt dressing, I should have said that earlier, belt dressings may work on some applications, but I don't reccomend it on the Kawasaki system, just my two cents.
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I had the same problem at 40 hrs also, and did the exact same thing you did. I had to put the thick shim back in and leave the thin one out. I know it sucks, but its not that bad with practice. IMO too many people get hung up on the exact numbers. I mean I know there are specs for a reason, but as your case implies, they may not be exactly right for every instance. Put the thick shim back, take out the thin one and everything should be cool. I know Kawi makes different thickness shims to dial it in exactly, but understand the minute you put it back together and romp on it real hard, the belt could stretch a little bit more, and your deflection has grown a little bit again. I will probablly catch heck for this, but a very little bit of slip cant be that bad. I have a mule with 700 hrs on it and it has never had the belt adjusted at all (basically the same belt setup as my rex just not nearly as much power). I have beat that thing to death. I use it like a 3/4 ton truck sometimes.
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Thick in and think out. New belt will squeal a little for about the first 20 hours, then it will stay very close to 7/8 and in spec for a very long time if you drive your machine right.

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Thanks for the info. I will take the thin shim out and put the thick shim back in. It shouldn't take as long this time. I had to fabricate nearly all of the tools to do it the first time (Spring Compressor, Driven Pulley Holder). Now that I have it all, I should be able to do it in a couple of hours.

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I used your design for the spring compressor, but had to add some stops on the sides of the bell fitting to keep the thing from slipping off of center while compressing the spring. Also, I tig welded the nut on the bottom to the 5/8" thread to keep the entire rod from turning. I tried it with a double nut on the bottom first, but it still wanted to turn. With it welded, I can just hold the bottom nut with a wrench. It worked real well and cost me around $15 instead of the $90 bucks to buy one. For the pulley holder, I used some 1" flat bar that I had lying around and tig welded a couple of 1/2" long 5/8" threaded rods to the end. The 5/8" threaded rod fits into the holes on the driven pulley perfectly.

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Glad it helped you, alot of times all you need is the idea, and a look at what someone else did to make your own things, Hopefully, I'll get to my roll bar project this weekend.
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