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Sunday Ride #782751 08/27/19 2:06 pm
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I hadn't ridden my Trident in more than a year. Pulled it out of the shed and of course the battery was dead and the carbs wouldn't even tickle. Put the battery on charge and thoroughly cleaned the carbs and reset the floats. Synchronized carbs by eye. Started on first kick. Took it for a ride. Synchronization was perfect. Idled perfect. Took it to breakfast the next morning. Thinking to myself, "Man this thing has never run this smoothly and well!" On the post-breakfast ride, gunned it up to 7500 rpm in third going around a curve. "What's that funny vibration?" Backed off, vibration went away. Accelerated again. "How come I am not going anywhere?" I had shredded the belt in the primary!
The belt in my primary is a 10 year old Breccoflex AT10 780. Breccoflex is located in NJ. You can't order online from them. I called, they want a purchase order and delivery is 4 weeks! I went on line and ordered an uprated Synchroflex from a British website at a lower cost and 10 day delivery.
Last night, I removed the primary cover. The only damage is to the belt itself. I have a spare primary gasket and clutch cover gasket, so the only thing holding me up is waiting for the new belt.

Ed from NJ

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Re: Sunday Ride [Re: edunham] #782772 08/27/19 5:35 pm
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Well you at least got in a ride. I'm the asshat that always has this smartass remark "belts are for pants chains are for motorbikes"!!!!

Re: Sunday Ride [Re: edunham] #782836 08/28/19 4:45 am
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I always had the fear of being stuck by the side of the road and having to admit that the rubber band broke. laughing


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Re: Sunday Ride [Re: edunham] #782841 08/28/19 6:09 am
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Yeah, but if you change your belt every 2-3 years then it won't happen. And the belt makes the Triple ssssooooo smooth, I love what it did to mine. I'd never go back to triplex.

Re: Sunday Ride [Re: edunham] #782900 08/28/19 7:55 pm
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Tridentt150V,
Just out of curiosity, is the belt in yours an AT10 780, and if so, what brand are you using?

Ed from NJ

Re: Sunday Ride [Re: edunham] #782956 08/29/19 4:28 am
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I used to get the ones Tony Hayward sold, then I bought one with some parts from Hyde but it was a bit loose and I had to use a polished adjuster. The last one I bought I got from BSC, it was a red one [so must go faster], an AT10/465. All of them are AT10, but that's about all I know. The red one is supposed to last heaps longer, but I haven't used it enough to know yet...and will probably still change it anyway. Sorry, I didn't see any brand, and I have never bought from a specialist belt supplier, only from motorcycle shops, usually because I was after a few things at the same time.

Re: Sunday Ride [Re: edunham] #782991 08/29/19 1:40 pm
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Thanks. That is the Syncroflex belt I just got. I am impressed. I ordered the German belt from England off the web on Monday and it was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. Meanwhile, the American company that is only 40 miles from me, won't take internet orders, advised me on Monday that they would send me an email, to which I would have to reply with a purchase order and that delivery of its belt would take 4 weeks, still hasn't sent the email yet!


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