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Guide: Belt Tensioner, Spindle, Accessory Belt replacement?

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Guide: Belt Tensioner, Spindle, Accessory Belt replacement?

Post by Christopher72 » Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:23 pm

Anyone interested in a how-to on belts/spindles/tensioners?
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Post by Pondrew » Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:41 pm

Christopher72 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:23 pm Anyone interested in a how-to on belts/spindles/tensioners?
Not really, but fill your boots! :D
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by Christopher72 » Mon Sep 11, 2023 12:50 am

Pondrew wrote: ↑Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:41 pm Not really, but fill your boots! :D
I just realize how much information I gathered and want to pay it forward to those who shared something before. I'll add in a crankseal shield and bolt capture and use the first post.
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Post by raymond.harper » Mon Sep 11, 2023 6:08 am

I love your guides Christopher72, they are excellent but I do get a bit jealous when I see your garage!

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Post by flybobbie » Mon Sep 11, 2023 8:12 am

Well on the N52 it takes about 30 seconds to change the belt.
Almost quicker than opening and closing a door.

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Post by Chippie » Mon Sep 11, 2023 9:41 am

raymond.harper wrote: ↑Mon Sep 11, 2023 6:08 am I love your guides Christopher72, they are excellent but I do get a bit jealous when I see your garage!
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Same here, definitely garage envy 😁
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Post by Christopher72 » Mon Sep 11, 2023 3:11 pm

Thanks for the compliments. It's just good camera angles!

I am envious of B21's setup and the beauty of the property that is peeking at the edges of it. In my mind, I will be building a garage and workshop if my kids leave my house at 18 and don't return after. In my wife's, she wants a kitchen and bathroom update. Sooo...
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Post by B21 » Mon Sep 11, 2023 11:25 pm

Christopher72 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:23 pm Anyone interested in a how-to on belts/spindles/tensioners?
Yes please :thumbsup:
We choose to go to on with this endeavour at this time and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…
A very modified Atacama Yellow 35is :thumbsup:

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