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Mick Dempsey

Forst ST8 belt/tensioner question

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The belt tensioner on my ST8 is inside the three belts, I’m 100% sure it’s been like that since I bought it new.


 I found it odd that the tensioner had no grooves like the pulleys that it services but it’s done 700 odd hours like that without issue (at least in that part of the machine) so I thought nothing of it.


Then I saw in the manual that the drawing shows the tensioner outside, which, in a way makes more sense, can another owner have a look at theirs to check please?


I checked with Redwood who said that it should be inside (like the photo of my machine) but I’d like some verification.







Edited by Mick Dempsey

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On the ST6 the illustration in the manual shows it on the inside, which it is. 



There's a lot more clearance on yours than ours, our tensioner is really tucked in between the flywheel and engine pulleys.



EDIT: Just realised that your manual is in French, that'll be why it's different :thumbup: 

Edited by Gary Prentice

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8 hours ago, Gray git said:

Fairly sure my one was on the outside like the drawings.

Was yours a 6 or an 8? I wonder if they're different. As Mick said, it's strange to see a technical drawing drawn wrong. 

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I sent an email yesterday to Redwood with the pictures after my conversation, as these things can be confused over the phone, when I get a reply I’ll update.

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