Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Riverview, FL, USA
Thanks for the positive feedback, glad people appreciate it..
I'll answer the question some of you had now...
What belt tension setting method did you use?
I used the harmonic method using a guitar tuner on a laptop, I used Musical Tuner 1.2, I also verified it with a free App on my cell phone called gStrings, they both read the same frequency, I was surprised how easy it was to adjust the tension, I figured it was going to be difficult.
At a guess I'd say about 6 to 10 hours depending on skill.
I think next time I could do it in 10-12 hrs now that I've done it
One question: your adjustment was only a couple of thou, did you notice a difference as a result??
The bike ran fine before and runs no different after, I'm sure I could of got away not adjusting anything and everything would of been just fine, but that's one of the beauties of doing it yourself, you know it's done right.
How many extra parts did you end up with???
None, once I take anything off I always place the bolt/washer back in the hole so there are no mistakes
What level of skill do you think is minimum to have?
That's hard to say, I think if someone is mechanically inclined and has the patience, desire and shop manuals it can be done. IMO it was more time consuming than hard.
What I'm getting at is do you feel confident with the instructions given that all is Perfect?
how did you remove the airbox???
The airbox doesn't need to be removed, if you notice in the pics it's still installed.