what I was trying to say is if tech doesn't know what he's doing you could wind up with a squeak and have to go back to dealer to get it rightI disagree, its your bike, its up to you if you wanna let incompetents work on your bike.
I can check my adjustment any time I like by poking it with my finger.
Done 60,000 miles and 9 tyre changes without a drama,
According to the 'manual' I should be on my third belt by now and I'm still on the original thats had a hole in it for half that mileage.
Its your choice who works on yr bike.
When the CCT has its tires changed, does the dealership have to adjust the belt?
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I've never had my belt adjusted and am about to have my tires replaced. I was curious if I was going to get a free adjustment with the tire change...
It would be very helpful to demonstrate this through video. I asked Paul if he'd make one some time ago... Do you mind?Do yourself a HUGE favor and learn the basic of how to do a belt adjustment yourself, if you don't have a lift hopefully you know somebody who does.
A mis-aligned or poorly adjusted belt is a death sentence to the belt and the pulleys and the hash marks on the swingarm are notoriously unreliable no matter who the manufacturer is. I use a piece of brazing rod bent at a 90° angle on one end (about 2" folded over) then use the opening that is cast into the swingarm as a datum point. Line up the brazing rod with the axle and mark the center point of the axle on the rod with tape or a small o-ring then check the other side to make sure that they match.
Once your belt is broken in you probably won't have to mess with it for many thousands of miles. I personally have had two belts go over 100k on other bikes. Neither ever wore out but they both got dinged on the edge by rocks and had to be replaced.