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TOPIC: Re:31 tooth pulley
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 10 Months ago  
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I have a 31t front for sale but its aluminum one. If your nut is tight you shouldnt have a issue with the softer teeth. However on the flip side if something was to go i would rather the pulley teeth strip out than distroy the shaft it bolt to like what happens with steel pulleys

So 6 is a half dozen of the other.


I've had an aluminum 31t on my bike forever and it is still in great shape..probably has 35k on it and I suspect it will go another 35k at least...
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 10 Months ago  
I've got an Aluminum one sitting on the shelf that I picked up for $5 that I'm thinking of tossing on. Is there enough slot left for Belt adjustment to absorb the difference of the smaller front Sprocket or do I need to change the Belt when I do it. That might be the deal breaker right there.
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 10 Months ago  
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I've got an Aluminum one sitting on the shelf that I picked up for $5 that I'm thinking of tossing on. Is there enough slot left for Belt adjustment to absorb the difference of the smaller front Sprocket or do I need to change the Belt when I do it. That might be the deal breaker right there.

Each tooth you add or drop is a difference of 14mm, so depending on where your axle sits in the adjustment range and the number of teeth on your current front pulley should answer this for you.
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
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I've got an Aluminum one sitting on the shelf that I picked up for $5 that I'm thinking of tossing on. Is there enough slot left for Belt adjustment to absorb the difference of the smaller front Sprocket or do I need to change the Belt when I do it. That might be the deal breaker right there.

When I did mine there was still about 1/4 inch of adjustment left if need be.

I eventually did replace the belt with a smaller one and it's back to were it should be. I say, throw it on, just keep an eye on the adjustments and you'll be good.
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
smokescreens wrote:
I have a 31t front for sale but its aluminum one. If your nut is tight you shouldnt have a issue with the softer teeth. However on the flip side if something was to go i would rather the pulley teeth strip out than distroy the shaft it bolt to like what happens with steel pulleys

So 6 is a half dozen of the other.


Food for thought.
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
HI,
I am installing a 31 tooth front pully on My 2001 RS. Rear Pulley is Stock . I will purchase a new 14mm belt , how many teeth belt do I need ? 127 / 128 tooth belt or ? I will not be reinstalling original 130 tooth belt .

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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
HI All ,
I am also looking to purchase a used 32 tooth front pulley for My secoond bike . If any one has one for sale please let Me know .

Thank You
Bobjo
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Don't know what OZARKS you live in but mine stop south in Arkansas north in Missouri.
 
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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I live in Northern California, where I'm surrounded in all directions by some of the best, and twistiest mountain roads you'll find anywhere. However, I also have to ride in some of the crappiest, most congested, 8 lane black tops to get to those mountains. So I have pretty good mix of both and I can tell you, I *LOVE* the 31 tooth in the mountains and in town; it's how the R* SHOULD have been geared.

The only time I notice it's an issue... and that's a *small* issue... is when cruising in 5th at 70 MPH + on the freeway. Occasionally, it feels like the bike could use another gear; but it by no means limits my ride. Every so often I find myself checking, just to confirm I'm not in 4th, but I'm already in 5th, so I continue on no problems. A lot of guys think a big twin doesn't like to be revved very high, and in the case of HDs that's pretty much true, but the R* is a Yamaha and it happily revs up to red line all day long. Though you won't be hitting red line on the freeway.

I'd rather have it like this than go back to the stock 33 that made 5th useless below 60 MPH. What does bother me is the speedo. But that can be solved with a "Speed Healer" which you can buy and attach to your bike to correct the problem.

I'd go with the 31 tooth pulley and like Jason said, get a *steel* one, not aluminum. There's a reason why there are cheap aluminum 31 tooth pulleys out there.

Let us know how it turns out...

Cheers,

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Last Edit: 2016/05/22 11:38 By Doc_V.
 


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Re:31 tooth pulley 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Hi Doc V ,
When You bought a new belt , how many teeth on belt 128 or ? Maufacturer of belt , any problems with your new belt ?

Thank You
Bobjo
 
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