Many thanks Ed, I will be scouring through all the points you mentioned. Thank you once again. Slow burn as not may parts available in EU so seems US is the way to go. I would like to try just with sliders 18G , just to get feel of what is going on with transmission and in meantime arrange/order an Hit clutch.
Hopefully all should be in place in 2 weeks as an urge for track bike is tempting too. Wishes....
Many thanks Ed for the links. Please see some pics of clutch bell and variator (these pics are after they have been cleaned). Also the belt width seems to be less that what you suggested, could this be worn and scored the variator? Possible issues? I haven't ordered any parts yet, but will start soon. Awaiting, torque wrench, 56 MM wrench for clutch nut.
Re belt, it seems the size is standard for all Burg 400, old or new.
21.85 " is the minimum so you should be ok. Check the faces of the variator with a straight edge to see if they are flat and no grooves on the surface. From what I can tell yours seem ok. My Bell looks the same so the HIT clutch should fit fine if you get it. For me the 18 gram sliders worked very well with the stock setup springs the HIT clutch comes with installed.
I think I would buy a new belt to install while I had it all apart. But hold on the the used one as a spare. The avarage belt lasts about 20,000 miles. Some have gotten to 30,000 but when it failed it damaged the pulley. Again, BurgmanUSA has reports on belt life.
On two wheels now, one is a car tire. Looking for a 2F1R trike.
I am poor, please do not ask me for money or tools. I will ride 100 miles to help for a beer and sandwich.
Hi, thanks Dave. Will order a belt. Having trouble with clutch nut. Received the adjustable spanner, 600 mm long weigh more than a kilo or two. I have tried to hold the clutch and wrench and smack it on floor, its a good upper chest/shoulder workout but no good.
Hi, trust everyone is well and looking forward to spring/summer riding. I have been able to install HiT, sliders and Kevlar belt and all looks good; hopefully. Is there any bedding in time or is it ok to be used properly. I did feel acceleration being better and smoother but clutch engages at higher RPM. I don't have an RPM gauge on mine so can't verify. Dr pulley stockist Dirk, suggested to use stock setup first. I have all the helper springs with different spring tension but not sure of the combination. I used a Malossi strengthened torque spring and a helper ring that came with HiT setup. There were 3 torque rings but been advised to use just one by Dirk.
I think its a great mod but tuning it would be difficult as don't want to go through taking everything apart again. Will do an acceleration video soon.
Best wishes and thank you once again for all your help and direction.
Great to see you get it back together. Setting up the clutch can take a while if you need to lower the rpm for engagement. You will need to find a way to get the RPM of the engine for a baseline before starting. They do make some small ones used for lawn mower engines that wrap a lead around the spark plug wire. They are pretty cheap and probably would work for your application.
My weight including myself with a full load of fuel was 579LBS. That worked well for my trike with the 32HP I had on mine.
Everyone is different but you need a RPM baseline to make sure you are not over revving the engine.
Hi, thanks for the link Ed. I placed an order for one. I was looking for coloured ones and found a company Run Leader but it involved connecting to battery, which could have caused some unnecessary drain. The ones connected with spark plug are a bit our on calibration but should give some indication as been advised that anything after 9K is flat out, best performance was at 7.5K (based on last dyno).
Hi, I have received the digital spark plug tacho gauge. However, I am not sure if the wire I am trying to connect it to is spark plug one. Please see attached pics. Appreciate all the help. I spliced the cover as access close to plug point is difficult. I didn't get any readings in the meter after connecting it to the wire (unless its the wrong one).