Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Monroe WA
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Vulcan Custom
Normally, I wouldn't rely on the markings as gospel, there are too many variations in the manufacturing process. The adjusters are stamped thousands at a time, the axle has some play within the adjusters, the swingarms are manufactured by the crate, and who says the swingarm even square to the rest of the frame? How was the notch alignment prior to replacing the tires? I find on mine, I'm about 1/2 mark difference when I adjust for tension first, then tracking. If I adjust the marks identical, the belt has a tendency to walk towards the outside edge and I get a squeak during acceleration. Having 2 full marks between the sides does seem excessive tho.
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.