I think it's wise to get the dealer to perform the first service.Just hit 500 miles on my CCT... the question is, should I take the bike to the dealer for its 500 mile service, or can I do it myself? Is there something only the dealer techs can do?
You make a good point VJuse a black pen put a dot on the axle bolt one on the clutch cable adjuster.
who cares if they see the marks you'll know. Read the service paper and ask what did they do there or there. Make them aware your one that wants to know about your bike
Lets be clear , there is NO way the dealer is taking the time for a compression test at the 500 mile service . I am convinced they rev your engine a couple times , then change the oil and cant seem to get that right in most cases ... SAD .Did the "500" mile service myself the following weekend, not to hard to do except for the compression check.
Raise the rear wheel off the floor and spin it BACKWARDS . Watch the belt on the rear pulley while keeping the wheel spinning , if it tracks back towards the left it is probably aligned properly . They all track to the right edge of the rear pulley lip . My Hammer was the same way .
The final step in the manual for belt alignment has it tracking left to right while spinning the wheel forwards . Hope this helps .cheers
It should track inside to outside when spinning forward and back to the inside when rotating backwards . If you rotate your wheel backwards and the belt tracks to the middle / inside , your good .Why does the service manual say it should track on the inside of the pulley, which would be the left as seen from the rear of the bike looking forward?
This is how my Vegas tracks as well