Inspect the front forks for oil leaks or damage, and verify smooth suspension operation. See page 93.
On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Turn the handlebars from stop to
stop. The action should be smooth but not loose. Make sure wires, hoses and control cables do not interfere with
Proper rear suspension adjustment is essential for a safe and comfortable ride. Check rear shock absorber movement
and preload to ensure the correct amount of suspension travel and ground clearance. See page 88.
WARNING! Inadequate ground clearance could result in components contacting the ground, causing loss of control resulting in
serious injury or death. Always ensure ground clearance is at specification.
1. Check drive belt tension. See page 78. The drive belt should fit tightly.
Tip: The drive belt system must be cool, clean and dry to accurately measure belt tension (deflection). Do not measure belt tension
when the belt or drive system is wet, or when it is hot (such as immediately after riding).
2. Inspect drive belt condition. If you discover cracks, broken teeth or frayed edges, replace the drive belt before
riding. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.