Drive belt adjust?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Rango_mt, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Rango_mt

    Rango_mt Member

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    Hi, I am new here so I hope I am posting this correctly, I had the rear wheel off my '00 XL1200, how do I adjust the drive belt to the proper tension and make sure the wheel is true in the frame? I expected to see reference marks on the swingarm but didnt. There must be a simple solution, thanx.
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    There should be a small hole on each side of the swingarm. bend a coat hanger into an L and us an "o" as a slide marker to check the center hole in the axle. You should invest in the manuel for your bike. I believe the short spacer goes on the caliper side and the long spacer goes on the pully side.
    kemo
     
  3. Rango_mt

    Rango_mt Member

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    Wow, that was fast, thank you. I was pretty sure I had the spacers right but wanted to verify. Yeah, you're right about the manual, I better order one.
     
  4. nakkers

    nakkers Active Member

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    As for the belt tension.

    5/16 in. to 3/8 in. deflection with 10 lbs force.