Just purchased a '09 F8 LXR and would like to store the spare belt under the hood. Where is everyone else storing the spare?[/b]
On top, front to rear, I've never had an issue with heat and I've installed them there on 5-6 F Chassis i service. You can stick it in the trunk but I prefer the space for other things. Zip tie on the belt guard sounds ok to me.Hi Snowchopper. Regarding the photo attached do you mean the belt could be zip tied to the cross member perpendicular to the two spars running forward. ( the across tie in spar?). I see that as being above the muffler. The member of aluminum perpendicular to the forward direction of travel. Did you wrap foil around the belt for heat protection or is that a non issue? Attached the photo.
I am going to get two 1/4 inch aluminum plates 8 inches long water jet cut to the front emblem in the shape of the running Panther.This is what I did for a belt holder with 2 small pieces of aluminum angle pop riveted to the belt holder. Hope this helps with your ideas.
i like your idea. i used a universal belt clip, and two of the velcro pieces used on the Firecat belt holders above the belt guard. it did hit the wiring coming out of the ECU a little.I have decided to get three plates of 3/8 aluminum cut out by water jet and have confirmed this will fit easily above my belt guard by riveting in place. The two plates will be mounted on a base and will sandwich the belt. There is enough character on the cut plates for many zip ties as needed. Direction of the leaping panthers to be facing the rear of the machine.
The 2010 F8 LXR has plenty of room above the belt guard alongside the oil reservoir but not touching it. No electronics nearby.
I chose the middle plate for the design. Dimensions are listed if anyone else wants to try it out. I feel the belt holder is something that should have been done by the factory in aluminum.
I will just leave mine in polished aluminum.
This is a plan only and looking for any further suggestions.