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My 05 road king drive belt is worn on one side. when looking down at the belt from inner side edge towards the center it is worn 1/4 inch across like the belt is rubbing on something. I'll replace the belt but don't know what the wear is caused by.

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Has the bike been lowered? If so, this decreases the clearance at the top side of the belt where it goes behind the inner primary cover. Also there may be a belt guard rubbing somewhere. Remove the belt guards and use a flashlight to look for something rubbing.

When you replace the belt, you'll be able to see anything that might be rubbing the belt. Usually there is a noise associated with something rubbing the belt. If you hear a noise, determine what the bike is doing when you hear it. Is it going up or down after hitting a bump or something? Do you only hear the noise when you've got a passenger on the bike?

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