When ever I had to do a belt alignment it was always a challenge as I could get it pretty centered while the bike was on the jack but once ridden it would move . It would always take several attempts to get it right. Always have heard about others having a hard time getting the alignment right.
I tried spinning the wheel backwards as I had heard that was the proper way to adjust it, but the belt would drift so rapidly to one side it was never going to work. I just went back to spinning the wheel forward to get my adjustment.
Went on youtube thinking there must be videos there showing a proven method but there was nothing on a Vic, a few on belt tightening, but not alignment. Found one for an Indian set up which is the same as the Vic. The guy adjusted it spinning the wheel backward and called it good to go. I wasn't buying it as he never showed the alignment after riding the bike.
I decided to look threw the shop manual I had downloaded (thanks BBob) only to find the backward spin adjustment is followed by a final forward spin adjustment. Since my belt when cold was making minor noise, I decided to give it a try and do a video to post on youtube using my phone camera. I made a makeshift stand for the phone and got under way. I finish up and start to playback and ....all I got is a grey screen. I set the friggin phone down backwards!
Anyway the belt looked pretty good tracking fine, but all that was in my mind is that once ridden it would change. I went out for a short ride and a good run on the highway. No chirps or any other noise and when I got back home and looked I could see teeth on both sides.
I was more than happy. Now if I can just learn how to face the camera the right way!