Special Tools
DescriptionPart NumberQty.

The inner tooth surface of the secondary belt has a thin coating of polyethylene lubricant. During initial operation, this coating will wear off as it is burnished into the belt fabric. This is a normal condition and not an indication of belt wear.
Refer to Maintenance Scheduling → Regular Service Intervals → Regular Service Intervals: 2005 VRSCSE Models. Belt tension is set at the factory and should be checked after the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) and at regular intervals thereafter.
See Figure 1. Check belt tension with motorcycle cold, standing upright, transmission in neutral and no rider on the motorcycle. Use the BELT TENSION GAUGE (Part Number:HD-35381) to apply 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force at the midpoint of the bottom belt strand. Belt deflection should be 6 mm. If belt tension adjustment is necessary, see a Harley-Davidson dealer or follow the instructions given in the applicable Service Manual.
Check rear brake caliper position on rear brake disc. Disc should run true within brake caliper.
Be sure wheel and brake caliper are aligned. Riding with a misaligned wheel or brake caliper can cause the brake disc to bind and lead to loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00050a)
1Transmission sprocket
2Rear wheel sprocket
3Force of 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
4Deflection of 6 mm
Figure 1. Check Belt Deflection: VRSC Models