Getting rid of your belt tensioner

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Zomby Builder, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. I have had a belt tensioner on my bike for quite some time. It has been used both with the Manual & Auto clutch because it's a Schwinn frame & could never get the tension just right. So I finally wore out the tensioner mounting bracket & decided to try one of these adjustable belts.



    It was $63.00 for 2 meters after delivery. Hooked up & worked smooth & the length was just right. I wished I had found these earlier. There is enough for two & a half small belts. Good Bye belt tensioner....

  2. kiwirider

    kiwirider New Member

    Hmm, looking to get rid of the tensioner my self. What will you use at the engine end? A pulley?
  3. Yes, just the stock pulleys. I'm running a 70 mm autoclutch, but the 70 mm has the same size outside pulley as the 90. This belt really grips well. I can't make it slip.
  4. ren

    ren Guest

    I have been looking at those belts for a while to make switching my auto clutches from 90mm to 70mm and back much easier and quicker (don't have to remove the back wheel to change belts). Just wasn't sure how well they would work on my Whizzer.

  5. So far so good

    I like the way this belt works. You have to twist it inside out to take it apart, but it would be easier than removing the rear wheel. You would just need to add or subtract a couple links when you did the switch. The material that these are made of is very tough.
  6. ren

    ren Guest

    Think I'll try it when I get caught up, busy installing a lift in the garage right now. Will post the results after some testing of the clutch and belt swaping.