I am building a mild chop (build thread in chopper section) and am in the process of lining the belt up. It is looking pretty good, I can roll the wheel forward and backward and the belt tracks true. The belt is centered on the rear pulley, and is close to centered on the transmission pulley. The question is- should the belt ride the flange on the transmission pulley? Here is what it looks like-
After adjusting the axle, the belt stays centered on the rear pulley:
The belt is just to the inboard of center on the transmission pulley:
The belt has plenty of room relative to the swingarm and frame to move to the outboard side. It only clears the tire by about 3/16":
I have searched this forum and a few others; some say to let the belt run wherever it wants, as long as it clears everything. Others say that their HD service manual says to run the belt outboard to the transmission flange. My instinct is to space the rear pulley just enough to give a little more belt-to-tire clearance.