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Ok last fall when it cooled off good my belt started chirping a little. So i have been trying to get rid of it. I have the tension right but the belt is riding near the inside(tire side) of the rear pulley and to the motor side on the front one. Which way do i need to adjust the wheel? My thought is to tighten the right side rear adjuster(as sitting on it)

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I am also interested in this as mine has been squeaking under load everytime I roll on the throttle since I took her out of storage. It appears to be adjusted properly as it sits but I am sincerely hoping the pulley isn't already shitting out after only 9 thousand miles.

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best I can tell you is when rolling wheel forward you want the belt to "Just Come" off the inside flange moving to-wards the outside flange.
That way it should track in the middle of the rear pulley and thats where you want it.
You have no control over front pulley.
Some have said the right hand axle adjuster is for belt tension and the left hand axle adjuster is for the belt tracking.

Just so you know you could have a bad pulley and Vic has replace them in the past.

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You use both Left and Right adjusters to get the "INITIAL" Belt Tension. Once you get the belt tension correct you should do the “Final" adjustment. The manual recommends that you use the Left adjuster only (minimizes changes in belt tension) when doing the Final Adjustment.

* Steps to accomplish the final adjustment: 1) Rotate the wheel BACKWARD. “Tighten” LEFT rear axle adjuster until belt begins to track to right sprocket flange (outboard) during backward wheel rotation. 2) Rotate the wheel in FORWARD direction. “Loosen” LEFT rear axle adjuster until belt moves off the right sprocket flange and begins to track to the left flange (inboard) during forward wheel rotation.

In your case, it sounds like you need to accomplish step # 1, which will get you off the inboard side. It’s easier to accomplish this with one person spinning and one adjusting.

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Sounds like I'll be calling my buddy up to assist with this. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I needed a new pulley already. Stupid thing. At least I have the 5 year warranty.

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Cool thanks! Sounds easy enough

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Just remember to tighten the axle bolt to spec and when you do tighten the bolt it is going to mess with your belt alignment. I got mine to go to the left side of the sprocket and then torque the axle bolt and it should shift it to the right slightly. I had to loosen the axle bolt and adjust tension bolt and re-torque the axle bolt a few times to get it right. My belt is still in a different position every time I look at it from coming home from a ride but it pretty much stays in the middle or to the left of the middle.

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Think i got mine i was within about 1/2 or less turn off. Thanks guys, i will find out in the morning on the way to work.

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It still made some noise but was better. So today i tweaked it some more, it was also just a little on the tight side so i loosened it up and got it lined up. Hopefully this has it.

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Still noisy but today i noticed its all from the motor pulley. So tonight i tweaked it just a little more, it made its way to the right edge of the rear pulley. Then i blew out the front pulley cover with compressed air thinking maybe it will help some.

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