11-6 FINAL DRIVE
The drive belt must be checked, and adjusted in accor-
dance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart for safety and
to prevent excessive wear. If the belt becomes badly worn
or maladjusted-either too loose or too tight-the belt could
jump off the pulley or break.
Belt Handling Precautions
Do not adhere battery electrolyte, thinner or other
solvents to the belt. Immediately wash away any
solvent that spills on the belt.
Drive belt is extremely durable and give long life in a prop-
erly designed drive. However, improper handling of the
belt before or during installation can result in dramatically
shortened service life.
The belt's tensile cords are designed to carry large loads
in tension but not compression.
Compression causes damage to the tensile cords of the
belt and can also lead to adhesion problems.
Handling situations that can cause compression in tensile
cord include aggressive bending and twisting.
When assembly, handling and storage, the forward bend-
ing [A] radius of the drive belt [B] shall not be smaller than
63.5 mm (2.50 in.) [C].
When assembly, handling and storage, the back bending
[A] radius of the drive belt [B] shall not be smaller than
127 mm (5.00 in.) [C].