Best belt tension gauge, and 'rear wheel alignment tool' - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Carl92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 166
Default Best belt tension gauge, and 'rear wheel alignment tool'

Was looking for some help finding the tools helpful in adjusting belt tension, and rear wheel alignment.

I understand there are a couple 'homebrew' methods, but I'd like some help getting me in the ballpark easier.

Victory's part number for a belt tension gauge is : PV-43532
Rear wheel alignment tool part number is : PV-43528

Having trouble finding them online, and am also wondering if there is a decent off-brand model, that may work just as well and save a little change.

Appreciate any input

2001 Victory V92C
Carl92 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 05:06 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

NAPA has one all bearing and belt stores carries them.
Even Harley there is nothing special about the tool

Belt Tension Gauge OTC 4748 | NAPA Auto Parts

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is online now  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 05:09 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

for alignment. Get rear wheel off ground. sit on the ground and spin wheel and look to see if belt is in straight line. You can see if its hooking one way or the other.
Of course you want belt in straight line

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 09:17 PM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,060
Default

These folks say they are presently working on a Belt Monkey, so I'm patiently waiting.

Tru-Tension | Precision Every Time | Chain Monkey
visionjohnny likes this.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 09:54 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
BP6666VR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: World Citizen = A peaceful and peacemaking individual, both in daily life and contacts with others
Posts: 5,922
Default

Home brew ?? Mate everything in the world is made by guys tinkering around in company's .... Most patents are from guys working in a company who have a golden idea, but don't have the resources to patent the product ... Just coz it's made out of chrome doesn't mean it is better ... A guy works for a company, makes a bullet proof product, the company mass-produce this with cutting corners to make it cheaper ..

I found that this simple belt gauge worked a bit complicated / pushing / measuring / etc ...

So I made this contraption in 1 hour time ..,



Hope you liked my home brew improvement to a annoying stock tool ... You can clearly see that you do not need a mm measure tool with this set-up as the 2 black marks will mark the deflection and the two O-ring the force or Kilogramme

See the manual for that

TaPaTaLk for VIC forum

JACKPOT 2013 orange MADNESS :-) *HOH-VM1-DR*TachoMeter*PowCom-5*AutoTune*ATS*TorTube & (IAC) & nitro*Swept exhaust*LYNDALL & EBC brakes Front & Rear*Stainless Beads*Fwd Contr 4" *2 x Bad Boy Air Horn*Seven Color Lizard*NGK plugs*Blue Spark Plug Wir*Victory Oil*KN Oil filter*Oil Analysis*Clutch Cover*Kickst Repl Rubb*Invisble-A-Key*L.E.D. Batt. Gauge*Pulsating Brake Light*VictoryHID*Lice Bracket OVAL*BoltKit-Chrome*

Cross Country Tour 2014 [B]

Last edited by BP6666VR; 05-14-2016 at 10:23 PM.
BP6666VR is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 12:37 AM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,060
Default

Ain't you the clever one. I'm going to make me one, thanks to you.
BP6666VR likes this.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Carl92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 166
Default

Thanks guys.

Cool lookin rig ya made, I didn't mean homebrew in a bad way, i love homebrews haha

Just lookin for info for the tools the manual recommends so I can find my own combo to see what works best for me

2001 Victory V92C
Carl92 is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 06:59 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
BP6666VR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: World Citizen = A peaceful and peacemaking individual, both in daily life and contacts with others
Posts: 5,922
Default

Ya mate, when I read it back, I didn't mean anything but a gentle joke ....

Anyway this thing works glorious, used it on my bike and a HD DEUCE ... Easy as pie ... It's hanging on my tool board ..

TaPaTaLk for VIC forum

JACKPOT 2013 orange MADNESS :-) *HOH-VM1-DR*TachoMeter*PowCom-5*AutoTune*ATS*TorTube & (IAC) & nitro*Swept exhaust*LYNDALL & EBC brakes Front & Rear*Stainless Beads*Fwd Contr 4" *2 x Bad Boy Air Horn*Seven Color Lizard*NGK plugs*Blue Spark Plug Wir*Victory Oil*KN Oil filter*Oil Analysis*Clutch Cover*Kickst Repl Rubb*Invisble-A-Key*L.E.D. Batt. Gauge*Pulsating Brake Light*VictoryHID*Lice Bracket OVAL*BoltKit-Chrome*

Cross Country Tour 2014 [B]
BP6666VR is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 07:41 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Motorbikerx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
Posts: 8,626
Garage
Default

belt tension gauge?? yep!...got one in my hand!..called a finger.
Pushing up on the belt cold got 1/2 to 3/4" movement that vanishes to around 3/8" hot, a bit slack is much better than too tight.
In 60,000 miles and 8 tyre changes haven't touched tension or alignment.
Once the initial stretch is taken care of at the first service there's no real need to fark around with it,..as long as your tyre shop don't go playing with the adjustment it stays static.

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

Gold Coast
Australia
Motorbikerx is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 07:53 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
LILMAGS500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 9,684
Garage
Default

I use my hands , my mind , and go by feel ... As far as aligning the belt I go strictly by the manual . This has worked well for me . I also adjust my belt when warm , as not to ever have it too tight . Doing it this way has also eliminated all belt chirp wet or dry .
Motorbikerx and rustychevelle like this.

2014 Cross Country
2014 XC , Lloyds A/F , Timing Wheel +4 , PCV , Miller Mufflers , 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring , Dyno Tuned by KMC Powersports 98HP 113 TQ
LILMAGS500 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome