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 Post subject: Belt change 906 aaaaaaaaargh @£$%^&* !!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:41 pm 
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Hi everyone/ anyone. I was stupid enough not to check how impossible it is to fit new belts on these things as I've heard so many say it's a 20 minute job. Bollocks. Does anyone have any suggestions whatsoever please ? Is it possible to get the idler pulley out to free up a tiny bit more belt ? Will I have to get the end cap (outer pulley disk/ washer thing) off the cam pulley to expose the side of the pulley teeth ?
If so, I am happy to purchase the necessary tools but am I destined to lose my valve timing ?
I really wish I had never gone down this road as although the old belts have been on there for years they looked fine, I'm now stuck, stuck, stuck. Any help, once again would be more than appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:51 pm 
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Thanks, my problem is that these examples are on bikes with "exposed" cam pulleys, ie you can slide the belt on, I am losing out on the height of the pulley teeth which is making it not doable.
Cheers again though


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Thanks, my problem is that these examples are on bikes with "exposed" cam pulleys, ie you can slide the belt on, I am losing out on the height of the pulley teeth which is making it not doable.
Cheers again though

The cam pulley flanges are completely unnecessary, Ducati stopped fitting them in the mid 90's. They are pressed on steel rings, just pull them off with a pair of pliers. I've done that with every Ducati 2V engine that I've worked on if it has these flanges, it makes changing the belts far easier. Don't worry about the belts coming off, they are held central by the flanges on the lower pulley.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:01 am 
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when I did my 907 I had the same issue, I struggled a little but in the end I managed to put them on.

the removal was easy, I took the cutter and voila'.

Flanges serve no purpose so next time I will take them out.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:05 am 
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Thanks to all, I didn't realise they just pulled off- cheers Derek. Blood pressure also has returned to near normal levels. All is good.


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i still have the flanges, i managed to fit the belts while rotating them slowly over the flanges

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