Taller gearing for the Scout

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  1. Allen

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    No need for a new belt...almost, but not quite. 3600rpm at 75mph, fuel: 4.5 imperial gallons
     
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    I received confirmation from the service manager at D2 Powersports Greer (prev Cherokee Cycles) that the speed sensor is on the rear wheel, not in the transmission.

    Also - can you dig up the Harley part number from when you bought it? I'm curious if it can be bumped to 36 teeth.
     
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    I just bought a standard softail oem used off ebay. Believe it fits '85 to "92 big twins. Can get them used off of ebay. Believe p/n is 40210-85b. But I think it is obsolete. Wow a 36T would be way too tall I'm thinkin.
     
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    Thank you. I'll start with the 32 unless I can find a 34.
     
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    Just sayin' the primary cover won't fit back on if you go greater than 32T. I found that out after I installed the modified pulley. Also, if you go larger on the primary you will no doubt need to get a longer belt. I barely was able to adjust for the 32T. The 32T is great. I can cruise around 75mph at 3600 rpm. Good luck with your endeavors. The Scout is a fun bike.
     
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    Thanks, this is exactly the information I needed on pulley teeth count size.

    It also looks like the machine shop made the 32T narrower.
    Did they? The pulleys I'm finding have a flange.

    Did you research longer belts; if so what did you find?
     
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    No research done on belts. Yes, the machine shop shaved the Harley pulley to match the dimensions of the stock Scout pulley. The Harley pulleys all have a "lip" or flange. You would definitely need a different belt if going above 32T. pulley4.JPG
     
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    This is fantastic. I'll get this done and document the process, making sure to credit you.
     
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    Gotta give credit to Andrey M., Scout owner in Moscow. He was the 1st to do this. He got me started. He's going to have a hard time getting parts now.
     
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    This is Young Machine in New Albany,IN.
    www.youngmachine.net

    I spoke with Richard and Diane - I've bought the pulleys and having them shipped direct to Young Machine.

    More info;
    Harley pulley:
    HARLEY SOFTAIL DYNA TOURING 85-UP 32 TOOTH TRANSMISSION PULLEY KIT
    OEM Part# 40210-85D
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    Indian Scout pulley, the one with NO holes:
    SPROCKET, DRIVE, 28T
    OEM Part# 3235557 (old part number w/o holes)
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    Victory Octane 144T x 22mm belt:
    2017 Victory Octane 1200
    Rear Main Drive Belt
    OEM Part# 3211187​
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    Thank you!

    PS - If you or someone you know needs super reduced reach bars for the Scout, I'm working with Nash Motorcycle on this. I have one pair I've tested and ordering another adjusted pair that should be final model.
     
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    Will the handlebars use the stock clutch cable and brake line? Cheers, Muz
     
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    Unlikely but I've worked with Barnett to get the proper clutch and brake (ABS) lengths . The good news is the wiring will reach if you pull it out of the headlight bucket.
    I had already pulled it all out when upgraded to an LED bulb and shrink-wrapped all my plugs. I was able to wind it up behind the triple tree beauty cover.

    ('wind it up' will make sense once you do it)
     
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    Received my modified pulley from Young Machine yesterday. I have handlebars coming from Nash Motorcycle, so I'll have the pulley changed with the bars.
     
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    Let me know how it goes....The damn pulley nut is on there good...FYI it is NOT reverse threaded...
     
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    I plan on having the dealer change it, if they will. I also bought an Octane belt, it's a tad longer.
     

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