Tried it at 38 psi front, which I'm glad to hear sounds closer to what everyone else would ride it at. I really did think 32 was way too low. They allege that having it softer in front gives better grip, and while that might be true, I don't think I'd need to go below 38 to get the better grip. Sounds like someone wants to sell me tires more often.
In any case, even at 38 it still had the issue and I'm with broggyr thinking he's so on the money about the belt tension being the issue. Just a quick peek eyeballing it from a creeper, I can swear it seems the belt is sitting completely on the outside of the pulley, but I'll know for sure once I get the chance to put it on the harborfreight lift and check the tension. Assuming that is the case, I'm guessing I would be turning clockwise to tighten the belt and that would move it left/inside? BTW, what size socket is the adjuster nut? No mention in the service manual and I'm going to have to either borrow or buy a a deep socket for it. I'm going to stick with about 1/2" belt deflection seems to be about what service manual recommends, unless someone tells me they're running it differently and has better success with it?
Reason I'm for broggyr's assessment, here's a piece of a post from "prior to the adjustment, the alignment marks were off (from one side to the other) by one whole mark and I had a very slight pull to the left. After setting the belt tension on the right side, I simply matched up the mark on the left side so it was identical to the right side (after tensioning the belt). I rode the bike to work today and noted that the pull to the left was totally gone, so I'd say I nailed the alignment pretty well. The belt rides to the outside of the sprocket, but doesn't make any noises / squeaks etc. I think I'd be hard pressed to get it any better than it is right now." Post is at
on the victory owners group
Thanks all for the input.