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I've got a 98 Indy 500 Classic, it's go just under 1000 miles on the odometer.

When taking off from a dead stop, or going slow around turns etc, I can smell the belt burning a little bit.

It's a brand new belt, so I know it's not the belt. Also did it with the old belt.

I assume this isn't normal. What do I need to check for? Adjust?

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Its pretty normal for you to smell it when you take off, especially if its a hard take off. And if your going slow its gona smell because the primary is just barely grabbing the belt while it spins at around 5000 rpms so its gona slip some. Nothing to really worry about. Does it stop when you sled is warmed up?
 

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Make sure the belt deflection is not more than 1.25", preferably 1 1/8". Also when engageing the clutch, snap the throttle a bit to let it engage, then let off. A veryslow gradual engagement is hard on the belt, and will cause excessive heat, grooving the clutch faces. This over time will make it worse.
 
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