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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well here I am,Did not even put 1000 miles on my 07 kingpin,looking at the belt ,read the manual tried the method ,the belt is tracking too far too the outside,I do not think its much too worry about,I want my belt too run on the center of the pullys,anyone have a better idea than the book?
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I do not believe you will find many belts tracking in the middle of the rear pulley. Check the bikes at the dealers not just Victorys but other brands also.
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Thanks for the reply,I dont think its too big of a problem,I will keep my eye on it for a while.Just needed too hear it from somebody else.
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Go for ride and when you get up to 60 or 70 take hands off bars.
Bike should slowly drift to right
If it goes fast left or fast right belt is out of alignment.
You will not get the 70 thousand miles out it, and your rear brake pads will net wear even

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Use the right side adjuster to set belt tension & the left side to adjust alignment. It's almost impossible to get the belt to run in the center and sometimes when you do get it you loose it when you torque the axle bolt-it's a tough one to get perfection on. I'm happy with the belt just off the right side so it doesn't squeek on the Vision-My '99's belt runs perfectly centered.
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Use the right side adjuster to set belt tension & the left side to adjust alignment. It's almost impossible to get the belt to run in the center and sometimes when you do get it you loose it when you torque the axle bolt-it's a tough one to get perfection on. I'm happy with the belt just off the right side so it doesn't squeek on the Vision-My '99's belt runs perfectly centered.
Thank you I will keep this in mind.
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Yea, nailing the belt adjustment is an art for sure!

I've had mine on my jack 5 or 6 times trying to "nail it". If you try to set it up to run right in the middle of the pulley it will migrate to the outside quickly as the torque of the motor tries to pull the rear pulley toward the front pulley.

You need to set up up so the belt rides to the inside of the rear pulley. It took me several attempts as each "middle" pulley adjustment worked to the outside within a couple of miles. Finally adjusting it to the inside and taking a 100 miles ride the belt is almost touching the inside of the rear pulley and not making a sound.

BTW a slightly "loose" belt will ALWAYS work towards the outside of the rear pulley no matter how it's adjusted making it squeak like crazy. It took a lot of trial and error to figure this out!

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Go for ride and when you get up to 60 or 70 take hands off bars.
Bike should slowly drift to right
So this is considered normal?
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Yes its normal, the key work here is "slowly" If your belt tracks correctly, your bike goes straight down the road and feels good, that does not mean that your rear tire is properly aligned. That will eat it up pretty quick, don't ask me how I know this!!

I for one just do not have the touch for a belt alignment. For that I take it in to a local independent shop, they have a jig for that. Perfect every time.

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I've owned 3 Victorys, currently have a 2011 Kingpin. Every one of them drifted/pulled to the right. The KP drifts slowly, I guess, so I guess it's OK(?). I wish tracking straight was "normal"!
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