I have always been under the impression you should have "drivers weight" on the bike the belt must be cold and never turn the wheel in reverse. All way's turn forward.
The true important thing is you want the belt to go in a straight line to get hundred thousand miles out of it and to steer straight.
If your doing 60 or 70 and take your hands of the bars it should go pretty much in a straight line for a ways before drifting.
If we could only do away with the bags to see this.
I loosen the adjuster bolts push wheel all the way forward and then pull the wheel back by hand. Once the wheel is all the way back I push up on the belt to what feels like a 1/2". Now I turn the adjuster nuts till they just touch swing arm. Now just maybe a 1/4" turn on the right bolt and lock it down.
My bike is putt away so I can't look but I think the inside flange on the pulley has a "c" shape not flat on the inside of the flange thats why we get a chirp.
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