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    Sadly I have discovered that this European...

    Sadly I have discovered that this European Optibelt does NOT fit. The Optibelt supplier salesperson got it all wrong , and in the process I have learnt a bit about belt measurement! The US...
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    Mark, that is an outstanding response and opinion...

    Mark, that is an outstanding response and opinion - exactly the sort of novel thinking I was hoping for. Many thanks indeed. Ok I will try it and report back to see how it went, but not immediately...
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    Thanks Mark, but that part number (Gates or other...

    Thanks Mark, but that part number (Gates or other generic brand ) belt is sadly only available in the US, not stocked anywhere outside the US. I can see that for the upper spindle belt where the...
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    Thanks Fred - I have searched the Forum but there...

    Thanks Fred - I have searched the Forum but there is no mention of specific alternatives rejected, and no cost or time incentive in the US to try anything other than the correctly specified belt and...
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    Thanks Fred. Do you have an opinion about using a...

    Thanks Fred. Do you have an opinion about using a very slightly different belt 27 degree profile rather than the specified 26 degree profile?
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    Yes the outside edge of my motor belt is hard and...

    Yes the outside edge of my motor belt is hard and crusty /cracked so I am hoping that replacement will make it run a lot quieter. Trouble is using a bigger angle profile (27 deg) belt in the tighter...
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    Regarding the HLV-H motor belt situation in the...

    Regarding the HLV-H motor belt situation in the UK (no motor belts available this side of the pond, only in the US and expensive there even before shipping cost and import duty), similar belts can...
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    Yes my HLV-H has the shaft riding on bearings

    Yes my HLV-H has the shaft riding on bearings
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    HLV-H variable speed system vs HLV

    Is the variable speed drive system (belts and expanding pulleys)of the HLV-H identical to the HLV assuming like for like production year? Ie same size belts and same size bearings?
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