Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
I have a 2012 CCT. At 15K miles I replaced both my oem Dunlop E3 tires. Neither was down to the wear bars and they both could have done many more miles. The front tire was not cupped, not at all. I always run 39psi in the front and 41psi in the rear, The E3 front tire on my Valkyrie Interstate bikes would cup no matter what I did. Not so with the Victory CCT.
My belt has never once made a sound. Never, not under any condition. I've never cleaned it either, not once. My belt does track towards the outside of the rear pulley. It has since day one and still does after 25K miles. After reading posts about chirping drive belts I was a bit worried mine may pick up that nasty habit after a rear tire change. Nope, still as quiet as can be.
A noisy Victory drive belt typically has one of two causes. Improper adjustment/alignment and/or a faulty rear drive pulley. Period, end of story. Any dealer that tells you a noisy Victory drive belt is in anyway normal should never be allowed to touch your bike as they simply don't know what they're talking about. Confirm that's the dealer's position then post it so other owners know to stay away from that dealers service department.
When I replaced both tires at 15K miles I wasn't worried about the drive belt. Only a few thousand miles later I picked up a nail in the back tire a few days prior to a move from IL to TN. I had to replace the fairly new rear E3 after getting to TN. At that time, I was a bit worried about the belt noise because my original dealer, Randy's Cycle, was in IL and I was now in TN. The dealer in GA that changed the rear E3 didn't even touch the belt adjustment when changing the rear tire. No muss, no fuss, no chirps, no squeaks, no belt noise of any kind. All I can say is the technicians at Randy's Cycle in Marengo, IL know their stuff. As did the technician at the dealer in Kennesaw, GA who also didn't touch the belt adjustment when changing the rear tire.
All the best,
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2012 Pearl White CCT. Lloyds DR cams, Timing Wheel (+4), Air Filter, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring, PCV, Tri Oval mufflers, Dyno Tune from Rylan Vos - The Vic Shop: 112/113. Bad Ace Billet tank lifts and Raging Cajun Medium Low & Throaty mufflers added well after the Dyno run.
Last edited by Chattanooga Mark; 07-09-2015 at 10:05 PM.