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Offline Bigtime

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Alternator belt replacement
« on: November 30, 2022, 09:04:18 AM »
  Hey everyone, getting ready to replace the alternator belt on my '09 Norge. Can I just unbolt the oil cooler and let it lay forward or does it have to be removed completely. Also any tips on the job is greatly appreciated.  JohnB

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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 09:11:54 AM »
  Hey everyone, getting ready to replace the alternator belt on my '09 Norge. Can I just unbolt the oil cooler and let it lay forward or does it have to be removed completely. Also any tips on the job is greatly appreciated.  JohnB

I didnít remove the oil cooler when I changed the belt. Not a difficult job, but I donít remember the way to make sure the belt is properly adjusted. Iíd do a search on here for that description.
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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2022, 09:48:17 AM »
I check mine every 20,000 km and replace it at each 90,000 km.
Mine is an easy job, because I have the forks out for the service so I have this view.


You wonít be in as far as this because thatís a cam chain replacement, but you get the idea. The front will be off when it gets home to fit the timing gears, so it will get itís (slightly overdue) 3rd belt then.
I have always just used the method of twisting the belt 90 deg in situ. to check the adjustment. If you can comfortably do that with your fingers, I call it good.
A long Allen key is useful to reach the adjuster and I think the lock nut is 12 or 13 mm.
It seems easier with the tank off too.

Canít think of anything elseÖ :popcorn:
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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 11:14:13 AM »
  Thanks guys. Huzo, looking at your pic. makes me want a lift. I will have the wheel off for a tire change at the same time.

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Re: Alternator belt replacement
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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2022, 12:18:15 PM »
somewhere on here I posted about changing the belt on a Griso 1100, its a bit of a chore but can be done on the side of road if necessary no special tools required.
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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2022, 02:25:30 PM »
Itís not easy to get your tools in there. I canít see it being done without the tank off. Getting to the locking bolt on the left side of generator is a pita but it must be loosened to get the tensioner bolt loose enough to get the belt on. Reaching that tensioner bolt is pretty tricky too. Plan on a couple hours and plenty of swear words to get it done.
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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2022, 02:30:02 PM »
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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2022, 02:38:15 PM »
  Hey everyone, getting ready to replace the alternator belt on my '09 Norge. Can I just unbolt the oil cooler and let it lay forward or does it have to be removed completely. Also any tips on the job is greatly appreciated.  JohnB

Check out these two posts:

https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=97424.0

https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=94469.0

They seem to address most of your questions.

Good luck, BTDT

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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2022, 04:41:00 PM »
  Thanks everyone. Everything was going well until I needed to get to the nut on the backside of the alternator to loosen it. I see no other way than to remove the tank and air box,a job I plan on doing later this winter. The belt looks good. Pretty amazing considering it's almost 14 years old. I guess today was a good practice run.  :grin:  Again thanks everyone.

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Re: Alternator belt replacement
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2022, 06:44:43 PM »
I bought a new alternator belt but never replaced it. The Norge had 46,000 miles on it when I crashed and totaled it. When I checked the belt before my last trip it was pristine.

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