My 01 SES has a frozen AC pulley. Considering I am buying a minivan this weekend, I didn't want to put much money in it-so I took your suggestion & it worked perfectly. Thanks! It is very close to the AC pulley, to the point of leaving just a trace of wear on the outside of the belt-but I couldn't care less. It'll work for now. Appreciate the info!:mike:I just completed this job on my '02 Vulcan and the belt length I used was 82 inches and it was just right. You could probably use any length between 81.75 and 82.25, and the Gatorback part numbers are 4060822, 817, and 827. Or just ask the parts shop for an 82 inch 6 rib belt.
No problem with A/C pulley clearance, there seems to be a few millimeters clearance between the new belt placement and the A/C pulley.
I understand that, but I have seen belt sizes from 81.5" to 82.7" Used for this application, so I was wondering if I got an 82.0" belt, would that be in the acceptable range.There is only so much "adjustment" range in the tensioner. It can't absorb a whole A/C pulley worth of belt.