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  1. wickman

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    Hey folks I guess this is a more a how about you question and whats the consensus with loose versus tight as per belt allignment tension.
    So part 1 I got these scuff marks on the inside of the belt guard on my 16 CCT , have never had an issue with the belt or anything but have been doing some long trips. So was wondering anyone else get these scuff marks in the attached photo?
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    art 2 Following the service manual 32 mm +-.5 , bike raised, check and adjust at tightest point using valve stems 4 positions as reference done cold and dry etc , so I get 34mm- 38mm which I’m quite comfortable with as I know this setting isn’t causing any unneeded stress on any bearings etc vrs it being adjusted to service manual specs of 32mm =- .5 which I know for a fact is guitar string taught when the bike is upto operating temps. I’ve had this conversation with a friend of which I hold his degree of maintainance on his Vic to a very high standard of respect as he feels the same way better a bit loose.
    So question what have you’s found with the tight vrs on the looser side ?

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    Very interesting. I totally agree that a bit loose is better than a bit tight. I’ll have a look at my 90K Mike 2012 CCT belt guard when I get home.

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    32 mm sounds good to me, i can’t check my belt guard as i seemed to have lost it in the Sumatera mountains, hi hi so my insignificant advice would be to remove your belt guard so it’s not bothering you any more¿

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    Its actually 34-38mm. :)

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    On a serious note, it’s just slapping of the belt on/off the throttle & shifting, so if you like then put the deflection on 32 mm …. on the loose side is the good side, if i remember correctly that was the number i set it on with UnderDrivePulley and go-fast-boltons


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    Did some adjustments today, set it to about 33mm maybe a bit more, very controversial service manual instructions, have to find midway on belt , whether ruler is going to be straight up and down to floor or follow the belt angle etc. I found some use for sticky stuff I use to use for mold making with wax , holds ruler in place . Just on a side note , using valve to rear of bike for my reference I got 33mm plus a bit and with bike down I got 26mm measuring the same with bike off lift.

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  7. You may find there’s a tighter spot somewhere around the belt, just like chain drives have a tighter spot.
    On my Vegas I marked it with a white marker as a reference point
    Factory settings are too tight for my liking.
    Double check with finger when bike is hot.
    NOT WHILE RIDING of course!

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    I adjust on the tightest spot only , use the tire valve as a reference, check in 4 locations and then only make the adjustments at the tightest point.

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    This happen to an older member maggs500 he lost the tip of his finger in the belt…..

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