TECH TORQ #127

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BELT ALIGNMENT

Doc, I bought myself an FXR to get me back on two wheels after the kids came along. It goes well enough but the belt seems to be pulling to one side. Given that I am three hours from a bike shop I thought I’d run this one by you. What’s the best way to check this and adjust if needed?

– Pitty

FXRs are great bikes, Pitty, and arguably one of the best-handling Big Twins ever made. Aligning the belt is simple with the use of a homemade tool as shown in the pics, which is simply a wire coat hanger straightened out with a drilled lid from a film canister to slide along it. Use it to make sure the axle-to-pivot point distance is the same on both sides and the job is done. Or, you could use a tape measure but the tool is easier for better accuracy.

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