Drive Belt Tension Adjustment
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips or falls.
1. Inspect wheel alignment before adjusting drive belt ten-
sion. See page 85.
2. Loosen the rear axle nut on the left end of the rear axle. On
screw-style adjusters, loosen the lock nut on both the left
and right axle adjusters.
3. Turn the axle adjusters clockwise (viewed from rear) an
equal amount if wheel is in alignment, or turn each
adjuster as needed to align the wheel and achieve proper
tension. Use an 8-mm hex tool on screw-style adjusters.
4. When alignment and belt tension is correct, tighten the
rear axle nut. Tighten the adjuster lock nut (screw-style
Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)