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As others have posted I'm also getting a rubbing sound when I ride ,what is the belt deflection supposed to be ,and where do you measure it ? I saw posts about this so I'm guessing someone has confronted the issue .
 

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7mm with 10lbs of pressure with the bike sitting on the kickstand at the inspection window on the lower belt guard. every line is 5mm apart.
 

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First off this is my first belt drive and my experience with them = 0.

I've been having the same issue with my belt. Started rubbing and "squealing." I bought a gauge and adjusted it to the proper tension, or so I though. It still rubs and "squeals" sometimes worse than before. Also now when I left off the trottle I get a distinct vibration in the left footpeg which goes away as soon as you get back on the throttle. I'm thinking the belt is now too loose. OMG these things suck. I want my chain back!!! :(

I have not tried the method metioned earlier about checking allignment by measuring the distance from swingarm pivot to the axle yet. The adjustment marks are lined up both sides. I'm also going to remove the lower belt cover. At this point I'm not ruling anything out as I AM STUMPED as to WTF is going on.

Its so embarrassing! People checking out your ride, smiling, nodding, thumbs up and then you slow down and you can see there faces start to cringe.

The bike is running like a champ even in this heat. If I can just get this **** squealing to stop.

And NO its not my brakes! :)

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE PLEASE FIGURE THIS OUT FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
 

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the smalled amount the alignment is off it will push the belt to one side. if the belt is off to the left you need to move the right side forward or the left side back. visa vera if its rubbing on the right.
 

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when i ride in the rain i get the squealing sound...prolly from the belt being wet. Other than that I don't get any squealing sound..
 

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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.
 

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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.
Let me know if this is it.

 

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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:
 

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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:
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!
 
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