...had new tyre put on by HD dealer drive belt was quite tight (as per normal) done around 60 miles and its a lot looser now ?
it can be moved from the top to bottom of the lower guard adjustment marks
is this normal ? or has the axle moved forward a touch because its not tight enough ? ...
Don’t ride the bike as is. You’ll ruin the belt if it jumps sprocket teeth.
If you don’t have a torque wrench to tighten the axle nut to 140 to 150 ft•lbs (190 to 203 Nm) and a belt tensioning tool then have the knuckle heads that installed the tire (tyre) pick up the bike and fix it.
The twist technique for testing belt tension is better than nothing but there’s two things wrong with it
you shouldn’t twist a polychain drive belt (or bend it backwards) according to the manufacturers cautions
you can’t be sure what the tension is using this technique
According to my service manual (2007) belt deflection should be 8MM (10 for the VRSCR).
Belt deflection window on the belt guard is graduated in 2MM increments. Deflection is measured with 10lbs(4.5kg) force on belt.
Everything is JMHO. Accuracy is not assured.
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dealer had it today and they were working on it for a while he came out and said he adjusted it 3 times and the still moved as if it needed more on the torque wrench but he did not want to do that ? , he said he cleaned all the grease off the cam ? and had done it and was confindent that it "should be ok" but had marked the left side cam adjuster with the swingarm "nipple" and asked me to ride it and see if the mark moved , if so i needed a new axle shaft , nut and cam.
well i rode it hard for around 80miles and the mark has not moved , so would think its good to go ! but i cant understand why they had a such a job to get it to stay put ? this is the third time they have tried now !
my fear is there is something wrong , although i dont know what and that the next time the wheel has to be removed them or someone else is going to have the same issues ? as my warranty runs out in a few months
all they did was replace the rear tyre !
any advice as to what to do ?
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