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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Caliper Braket?

OK, its time to tighten up the incredibly loose belt on the used 08 V Star 1300 I purchased last month. Off come the right hand saddlebag and exhaust muffler to make life a little easier. Next step is to "Loosen rear brake caliper bracket". Uh...I don't see a bolt or anything that holds the rear caliper bracket to the swingarm. I appears to be held tight by the rear axle bolt only. Am I missing something here or do I just loosen the axle bolt and adjust the belt per the rest of the directions? Or am I supposed to loosen the caliper bolts that hold it to the caliper bracket?

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speaking only about the 950, which is also belt drive, i do not do anything to the rear brake when adjusting belt tension. but i do have to loosen the axle nut and the screws at the back of each swingarm in order to move the rear wheel to where i need it.

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Thanks Bevo. Looking at it even more, the caliper bracket appears to slide along the swingarm once you loosen the axle nut. So I went ahead and did the belt adjustment. Found one side lock nut loose and half way up the adjusting screw. Hash marks nowhere near close to the same distance on both sides. Couldn't get to the swingarm pivot to measure distance from there to the axle, so had to rely on spinning the rear wheel and getting the belt as close to center as possible to determine the rear wheel was tracking straight. Put bike in gear and watched belt closely as I upped the speed. So far so good.

Is there a better way to determine rear wheel is on straight?

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