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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Help with a 30 tooth swap

I have a 2009 road glide and wanted to change to a 30 tooth front pulley The question I have is. Do I have to change the belt or can I use. The stock belt And if you have done this swap how do u like it
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There are 2 options that I know of:
1) Change the belt to 1 tooth smaller
2) Grind out the holes on your swing arm and add a 1/2" block to the adjuster boss.

I just bought a 30tooth for my bike and waiting on it. One of my Brothers did a 30tooth on his nightrain and it made a big difference on the take off and made shifting into 6th gear at 70mph without lugging the engine.
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http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=67516.0

I changed my front pulley to a 30 tooth and changed out the belt to a 139t Gates Polychain. I did save the stock belt and when he time comes I will mod my swingarm as is described in the thread that I linked to.

The swap to a 30t pulley is definitely worth it!
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Thanks for that link, very helpful. Glad to clear up the bad info I was given.
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i did the swing arm mod and used stock belt with 30 tooth. i used link desert posted. it was pretty easy im happy with the results so far i dont have to many miles on it yet
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If you do your own work and can round up a socket this can be less than a $100 mod and it is so well worth it. I got my pulley from Lakeshore for like $69. It is a stock Tri-Glide pulley.
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I'm not a member at CVO , so I spose that is why I am not seeing pics

I like the idea as you retain the cruise , I considered doing the compensator/clutch hub re gear but with that you lose the cruise control

Is the tri glide belt one tooth shorter than our belts ??

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I'm not sure about the Tri-Glide belt, but the pulley is a 30t as opposed to our stock 32t pulley. I did retain the cruise control. With my TTS tuner I was also able to readjust the speedo for the gear change and my odometer is spot on accurate. Verified with a GPS. I think that the Power Vision and the TTS tuner are the only tuners that can adjust the speedo.

It is worth it to join the CVO forum. Lots of great stuff there.
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I guess I should have re worded that , I wonder if the tri glide belt will work , the wheelbase would be the issue naturally

seems I read somewhere that it does work

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