A good friend of mine has a 2001(i think) boss hoss zz4 motorcycle, I owned a motorcycle shop for the last 6 years but i only work on metric bikes. He brought the bike over because it had belt squealing badly after 30 min of riding and I owe him a favor. I have read every post I could find and the belt is tracking WAY off. And i am having trouble aligning the bike with my usual methods from sport bikes.
The belt is rubbing HARD on the inside of the front pulley; first i tried moving the front pulley in a 1/8 inch. It was still rubbing hard. In order to get it to track in the center the rear wheel had to be cocked to the side and the belt was tracking hard on the inside of the rear pulley. It looks like the motor\trans needs to be rotated counter clock wise to compensate. I shimmed the bottom motor mounts one washer on each side and it did not seem to move the motor much, This helped and now I can get the belt to track in the center of the rear and just barley touch the inside of the front, but the tire is still not in line with the front from what i can tell. Then i noticed there are upper motor mounts but they do not seem to be slotted or adjustable, what is the proper procedure for shimming the motor.
2ed any tips on aligning the front and rear tire. The sting method won't work with it on jack stands and on the lift. And my laser tool does not have a clear line of sight.
I'm guessing get the tires lined up and then keep shimming the motor Trans until the belts tracks in the center of the rear and not touching the sides of the front? This just seems like a long trial and error process to get aligned. The bike has 10k miles on it btw.
And how can this thing get that far off in 10k miles? Is this common.