Angle Drive Deflection

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  1. MRD

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    When setting the angle drive, do you set the deflection when lowered or up on the jack. I was suprised to see how much load is on the belt when lowered but about 1" when on the jack.
     
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    On the floor ..... if you only have 1" deflection when jacked up no wonder your angle drive is screaming .....

    I keep mine set on the fat side of 1" / cold / on the floor ....

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    I thought that must be the case, they set the belt way too tight then. I bet they set it in the air.
     
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    Lol... well live and learn I guess
     
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    The more weight the tighter the belt gets.That's why I told you in another post that your Corbin bags probably made yours tighter as well. It also tightens more when it is hot. Mine is at 1.5 inches before it is ridden cold. That's probably a little looser than most, but I weigh 265 as well, so I set it on the loose side.
     
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    Factory specs are way too tight. I set mine at 1.25 " cold, and it's never skipped.
     
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    I see
    I wonder how many are doing it wrong by doing it while on the jack. Obviously my dealer must have done that. I have to read the manual when I get home to see where it explains this so I can point this out to my dealer.
     
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    I've been thinking about belt noise due to an over-tightened belt as a possible problem for when I get my swing-arm recall done, but I'm also finally installing my Hahn turbo after the swing-arm is replaced. Any turbo owners running a loosened belt? If so, has the looser belt resulted in any skipped teeth during acceleration?
     
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    I don't think it's in the owners manual, but it is in the service manual. If you look here Drive belt got tighter HELP you will see it in the second post down I think. You may have to use the magnifier on your computer to be able to read it but under "Drive belt tension adjustment" number 2 says "If elevating the vehicle ensure the rear wheel stays at ride height for proper tension setting.
     
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    Yes, I found that in the Service Manual last night. This has to be what the dealer did wrong, not saying this will stop the noise but it sure has to help.
     
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    I run 1.25" with my turbo with no problems.
     
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