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    Default belt alignment - is this normal or a problem?

    new to the forum, just picked up a 2014 rt sm6, still got the have a clutch after 50 years on two wheels, i noticed during inspection the belt is riding on one side of the front pully ? is this normal or a problem ?

    it had a new back tire on it, when i got it , thanks

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    Your belt should be off the inside of the rear sprocket the thickness of a credit card. If this is where it resides, the front sprocket will take care of itself. Does either inside or outside of the belt appear shiny and or frayed?

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    no belt looks good, but it is tight on rear pully, i tried a credit card. go no

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    Quote Originally Posted by skip View Post
    no belt looks good, but it is tight on rear pully, i tried a credit card. go no
    IF it is TIGHT to the flange I would do a 1/4 turn and see what that does .... I have seen video's of the belt while driving forward at speeds of 10 to 75 mph ... it is constantly moving moving left to right .... not a lot but it does move ..... Mike

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    Read pg. 131-132 of your operator's guide to see what belt alignment is supposed to look like. If you don't have a guide, go to this link, drill down to your year and model and save to your computer: https://www.operatorsguides.brp.com/...adster&type=og.
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    And, make sure you check your belt positioning after rolling FORWARD several feet. The belt does change position A LOT when going in reverse. Good luck.....Jim
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    Another belt consideration is the tension. Mfr recommendation is too high. Krikit readings should be 140, rear wheel off the floor - 160 on the floor.
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    thanks, i known it set high on the ground it rear 270 on krikit

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    thank you

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