The drive belt on my 14 Vintage seems extremely loose. How much should I be able to move the belt when cold? I can push the belt over 2 inches until it gets tight.
I've also noticed that the rear wheel my not be aligned properly. on the belt side the marker is on the second notch back and the left side it's on the third. I am also getting the chirping noise I've been hearing about. ???Howdy Bocody,
There is a tool used to check the belt tension on H-D, Victory, and Indian. It has a U-shaped stirrup mounted on a spring-loaded plunger with a sliding O-ring on a graduated scale. J&P Cycle sells one (600-439 Belt tension gauge ... $28.99). There is a description of how to measure and adjust the belt tension in the Indian Service Manual. The belt side-to-side run-out must also be checked and adjusted as described in the service manual. Your belt sounds like its pretty loose.