FWIW, I notice that mine sits to one side of the rear pulley too. I'll have to take a look at some showroom models to see if this is common as I really didn't notice whether it was like that before I changed the tire. Maybe that's why they put it on there crooked to begin with?[/QUOTE]
The belt deflection was not off by much and fairly easy to adjust. Getting the drive belt/tire to align is a different animal, at least is has been for me. I am OCD over those kind of things so I got off a little early from work yesterday and started messing with it again. I read what posts on the subject I could find with most being Vision forums. One thing I did learn was that when you get the belt tracking to the left (per the service manual) that when you torque the axle bolt down it will move the axle enough to make your belt go back to the right. This is correct because I fiddled with it for a couple of hours yesterday. Kept loosening axle bolt, adjust left adjuster, and torque down axle bolt and then spin tire (forward). After about a dozen attempts I finally got the belt to ride off the right side pulley. Got on the bike and drove down the highway a few miles and back home and of course the belt is back on the right side of the pulley! I have about give up on the idea getting the belt to ride off one of the edges. Just gonna keep an eye on the belt sides to make sure they are not wearing abnormally and do the no hands test to make sure I am tracking straight. Side note, hit 1000 miles on the XR yesterday evening and plan on putting a couple hundred more on it today.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp. WD lay down licence plate.
Last edited by TNXR; 11-04-2012 at 05:20 AM.