I was just about to post a new thread asking about SLIGHTLY off on my rear tire alignment Goatlocker. Just put my new tire back on tonight and with notes from the forum on alignment I commenced to set alignment then tension. So, when I was setting my alignment I was able to make my belt track almost completly left on the pulley and then just backed off actually leaving a little bit more gap on the right then on the left. Set my tensioners, torqued the axle nut and test road.
AWSOME ride, I used to have the slight pull on the left of the bar that Warr110r is speaking of both after shop swapped the tire and I installed my OD pulley. Now my bike seems to be riding true (Dunlop E3 btw) down the highway, used to have a slight hum but thats gone however, once I got to work I took a look and darn if the stinkin belt isnt over on the right of the pulley. Not tight on it, doesnt appear anyway but NOT in the center. I had even started the bike as recommended by one rider and let it rotate a couple minutes when we were adjusting.
Anythought if I should try to tweek this?
How did you align it and retention? Just curious to your steps. I rotated the tired until my belt tracked all the way to the left then slowly brought it back to the right kicking the tire each adjustment to make sure it stayed tight on the tentioners. It was theraputic too!
There is a prescribed alignment method documented in the service manual, and I think even the owners manual. The belt is NOT supposed to track down the center of the pulley.
Set belt Tension FIRST ! Then set alignment by adjusting only the left adjuster so as not to change the tension.
Be sure to keep the axle forward against the front edge of the adjusters.
Rotate the wheel BACKWARDs. Tighten LEFT rear axle
adjuster until belt BEGINS to track to right sprocket
flange (outboard) during backward wheel rotation
Rotate the wheel in FORWARD direction. Loosen
LEFT rear axle adjuster until belt moves off the right
flange and begins to track to left sprocket flange
(inboard) during forward wheel rotation.
Tighten rear axle nut to 88 Nm (65 lb-ft).
Torque both axle adjuster nuts to 11 N-m (8 lb-ft).
Pump rear brake pedal several times to reset brake