Thanks yosemite, appreciate the info.Yosemite said:http://www.google.com/search?source...gc.r_pw.&fp=fd630236893fa3a2&biw=1280&bih=939
search google for "10lb belt tension gauge" also a ADA door force gauge will work to
Let me know if this is it.Hey guys and gals, I found this video by Rock Auto on how to align your rear wheel and by default the drive belt too. I thought it was a neat little tip and thought I'd share it.
I don't know how to link it from here but it's easy to find on youtube, it's titled; "Motorcycle Wheel Alignment Demonstration".
Hope it helps.
Yeup. I bought the 10lb tension checker and it turns out my initial "by hand/gut" reading was right on with what Toby is saying. It's tighter than you'd think it would be!The most simple way to check alignment is, jack bike off rear wheel, take upper belt guard off, look at the pulley and belt, if you see a slight bend in the belt it's out of alignment. It doesn't take a good eye. You don't need to measure or go by the hash marks. It's unmistakeable unless you are almost blind.
5 to 7mm or .2" to .28" or about 1/4 " play with 10lbs
Each line on the sides of the little window in the lower belt guard are 5mm or .2" apart. So with 10lbs it should move one line to one and a 1/4 line no more.
With two fingers and a reasonable amount of pressure you should not be able to move it any more than that.:wink: