Question about 2001 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883 Hugger
To adjust the rear belt, first loosen the rear axle nut. Then loosen the lock nuts on the adjusters on the rear of the swing arm. Measure the lengths of the adjuster bolts of each adjuster. You want to move the wheel to the rear to apply more tension to the belt while keeping these two bolts as near the same length as possible. This keeps the rear wheel in alignment in the swing arm.
Now move the rear wheel back slowly by turning the nuts on the adjuster bolts a couple of "flats" at a time until you get the proper tension on the rear belt. Once you get it there, retorque the rear axle nut to 50-60 foot pounds.
the belt should be adjusted to have about a 1/2" deflection when a ten pound pressure is applied in the center of the lower run of the belt with the rider on the bike.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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