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Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by 1stVictory, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. 1stVictory

    1stVictory Well-Known Member

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    This applies to Vision and Cross bikes. Perhaps more models.

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    Not an expensive part to replace but who knew! Many thanks to Rylan.

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    @NOEMTZ I am going to need you to add that to the check list when I get rears tires from your shop. LOL!
     
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    Yessir
     
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    One of the times my bike was in that shop I asked if that actually served a purpose. The reply was it does a good job of putting a bunch of cuts in your hand while changing the belt…so off it went. Looks much better without it.
     
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    Are you saying it's unnecessary? If so, get it outa there!
     
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    15 xct’s is plastic, wonder if is a year cutoff when they switched from aluminum or as the british say aluminum
     
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    Removal all together is
    My preference.
     
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    I'm thinking there's currently a run on this part as many likely ordered a new one. They're only $14 online at the usual places. When Rylan Vos makes a suggestion, people listen and do what he suggests. Many also remember that @Rollin also added extra material to the belt cover on his Vision. He certainly didn't do that for no reason.

    I personally see no reason to remove it since it clearly serves a good purpose. It's an easy piece to check once in a while like when changing oil etc.
     
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    Not a good idea to run without one if you ride dirt roads often; it definitely helps keep stones out of the belt.
    It seems that the plastic ones are better than the aluminium ones though.
     
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    For the most part yes, unnecessary. It’s purpose is to block debris from reaching the top of the lower portion of your belt. MAYBE if I was tearing it up on dirt roads it might block SOME of the pebbles while others still have plenty of room to get past it. On the streets…the chances of it actually preventing a belt failure are very minor. So the eyesore went away. You may notice most of our custom builders do the same.
     
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    Custom ’builders’ remove it on most of their bikes which are seldom ridden anywhere, except from trucks/trailers in parking lots to where the bike is being displayed. IMHO, it makes no sense whatsoever to remove the belt guard.
     
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    I was thinking of our friends at Conquest. The last I saw them personally was a few years ago in Helen, and I couldn’t keep up.
     
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    I’ve ordered two belt guards, one for my bike and the other for a friend. It’s a personal choice to live with. At least we’ve been made aware of something serious that we knew nothing about beforehand.
     
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    I'm pretty anal when it comes to maintenance and keeping my stuff detailed out.
    Having spent so many years with Pans Ironheads and Shovels I found if I clean and shine I'll notice things that are starting to fail before they fail. It's become a habit over the years and saved me from being stuck somewhere for days because parts weren't readily available.
     
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    I remember someone on Facebook made the guard out of a piece of sheet metal. Wrapped it around a 2X4. Welded the mounting piece to it. Maybe some shop can make some out of steel.
     

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