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PostSubject: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 8th 2013, 4:04 pm

Heres my idea. instead of being stranded with a broke belt. why not find some rope that's strong enough to use to drive back home.
i realise you'd have to put a knot in it, but that wouldnt really matter would it? Just throwin' this out there
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 8th 2013, 4:06 pm

The knot is kinda the issue here. If you don't know how to splice it.
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 8th 2013, 4:52 pm

Wouldnt work. Belts are designed to grab the V sides for traction. A rope would have a very slim traction point. Also, the knot will hit every retainer it tries to go by, and you can forget about it going past the clutch.

You would be better off buying a spare belt. Youre gonna need one anyways if your belt breaks, might as well as have it on hand.


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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 8th 2013, 5:30 pm

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Wouldnt work. Belts are designed to grab the V sides for traction. A rope would have a very slim traction point. Also, the knot will hit every retainer it tries to go by, and you can forget about it going past the clutch.

You would be better off buying a spare belt. Youre gonna need one anyways if your belt breaks, might as well as have it on hand.

Yeah Doug is right the knot is the probolem
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 8th 2013, 7:32 pm

and not to memtion tha a rope would strech a lot quicker
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 8th 2013, 7:32 pm

Why not just bring an extra belt? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2013, 8:55 am

i was thinking of trying it, nut i couldnt get my mower started. but still. i think it would work in a emergency
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2013, 5:03 pm

Be sure to get video if it does, and how you got it to work.

Like said, rope isnt the same as a V belt.


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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2013, 6:35 pm

Industrial size (Im sure SOMEBODY MAKES IT) Paracord....or Nylon rope think enough so you could melt the ends together...no idea how that'll hold up to abuse though.
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2013, 6:39 pm

There are pulleys for round rope profiles. But like I say above, it's the knot that's the problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2013, 8:03 am

everybody's converting me on this one. im beginning to wonder if it'll work too. ill have to find some good, thick rope first.
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2013, 8:19 am

Rope will not work at all. Save your time. No
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PostSubject: Re: Rope instead of belt   Rope instead of belt Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2013, 3:52 pm

yep, dont need to be wastin my time. i guess its obvious
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