Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Monroe WA
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Vulcan Custom
If had mine off a few times. I hear there is a tool that the dealers use for belt tension, I just went from memory and some common sense. I think its detailed as the belt will deflect a certain distance with x amount of force. As for alignment, when I had the rear wheel off the ground, i spun the tire by hand while watching the belt. Once it was close and not riding the edges of the pulley, i went for a 20 mile ride. When I got home, I noticed the belt had moved a little. A small adjustment, and it's been good since. It's really not a big deal, easier than my old shaft drive bike. As for belt replacement, if there isn't signs of obvious damage, I would keep running it.
Rules to live by:
Never trust a fart after a night of fast food.
Never take a laxative and a sleeping aid on the same night.
When riding, wear gear you don't mind having a wreck in.
Don't ride above your skill level.