Back on the TT band change.
The expert found... I did have the Bands too tight! AND...the band material was too loose on the bands! The hand brake lever was way out of adjustment...I never screwed with that.
So he's replaced the bands with Kevlar and is making all the needed adjustments.
Keep on Learning something new!
It is called education.
Glad you got it figured out.
Nice work Fred. The bands need to be as loose as possible to get the longest life from them, and to prevent damage to the transmission. Kevlar is stronger than cast iron. It makes a great band for panic stops - once or twice. Several panic stops and you can damage the transmission.
By panic stop I mean slowing a TT down from 30 to zero in less than a football field.
Congrats on problem solved.
Don't take it personal, but in order to prevent the 2nd rookie mistake now that you have kevlar installed...
They will probably need a final tweaking after not too many rides. If this expert is close by...buy him lunch and let him do it for you! Those who have the greatest success with Kevlar have a 'touch' where a little means a whole lot. For as good as they are in other areas, the one thing you can't do with Kevlar is get them tight enough to 'kiss' when not being asked to 'work'. Nasty stuff happens if you do.
I'm not against Kevlar, you just need to know what you are doing or they will bite you back. I'm actually an equal opportunity band user...something different in each car! No prejudice for or against any.