Guys I'm at my wits end here and really need some solid advice, I realize its not a common problem as I haven't found much on the subject.
I bought this bike new from the dealer in 2016 , the dealer is 3 hours away , bought it and rode it home.
When I got it home I ordered the mods I wanted which included a 1" lowering link. I put the lowering link and everything seemed fine, did the belt adjustment ( although I wasn't aware of having to do an allignment ), when I rode once in a while I could smell rubber and always thought perhaps from my boot on the pipe.
While on a trip I have just recently been on realized the belt is riding inward on front pulley and I can see belt rub marks on the motor casing.
On the way home I stopped in at the dealer for an unrelated issue and asked the mechanic why it was intermediately rubbing and he had no idea and only took a grab of the belt to see if it was tight and basicly told me how he does the procedure.They had no time that day to do an allignment on my bike.
After spending a great amount of time I reading and downloading a good service manual with the more detailed procedure I have my belt tension adjusted and following the procedure I can have belt move on the rear pulley off either should so it basicly rides in centre, Problem is I can't get the belt on the front pulley to move outward so there's no chance of it rubbing on the motor casing. Even if I turn the left adjuster so the belt pretty much rides right on the right shoulder on the rear pulley that belt won't move.
Has anyone come across this issue before on the Cross Country bikes?
I don't know if me not doing the allignment when I added the lower link may have caused the belt to wear in one spot on the front pulley or what. Or if when I brought the bike home if they didn't set it up right, not trying to place blame , just need to get this resolved.
In the attachments it shows where the belt rides now before and after adjustment, the pic of the belt riding outward was while on the trip , and I would think if its riding outward on the rear that the front would have followed.
Please some help.
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Drew Miller Mufflers
Last edited by Wickman; 06-28-2018 at 08:53 AM.