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I'm wanting to check the tension on my drive belt but I can't find the proper procedure anywhere. It's a '21 F3L. My main question is, do you check it with the tire off the ground, on the ground or on the ground loaded? All of these will result in a different reading.
 

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No idea of the proper way. I use a Krikit belt tension gauge. On the deck as it sits. I dont have a belt tensioner.

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FWIW. My Krikit lives in my LHS saddlebag along with my pressure gauge. Before each ride I check my tyre pressures with the gauge, not a glance, and spend maybe 15 seconds and check the belt tension.


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Krikit readings of 140 rear wheel off the floor, 160 on the floor have resulted in no belt vibes and no need for one of those belt damper crutches tht can destroy a belt.
 

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I have a tension gauge from my (now defunct) Victory motorcycle that worked okay. And I have a Belt Monkey by Tru-Tension that's easier to use and more accurate.

Operator's Manual doesn't have it, at least for my '21 F3 Standard. Service Manual has the procedures written out.
 

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Just looked for a Krikit device; saw more than a few different models. My '15 ST is my first bike with a belt drive. Which Krikit model do you use/recommend? Thanks!
 

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Ya welcome. Tip.. When applying the tool to the belt be careful one of your other fingers dosnt make contact with the hot exhaust. Kinda gets your attention real quick. :ROFLMAO:
 
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