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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Default Squeaky Belt solution found

If you're like me you've tried everything and it just keeps squeaking. I tried silicone lube and it would go about 350 miles before it would start up again. But I just tried this stuff I got at Home Depot and I'm over 1200 miles. This is the best lube I've found. Cover the wheels etc when you spray it on the pulley and belt because when it drys its a white color.

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I started getting a squeaky belt right before my first tire change in 2014. I must have adjusted it properly when remounting the wheel, because I have not gotten a single squeak out of it since then, and I changed the tire again late 2015.

The first time, I dismounted and remounted my own tires, and the bead breaker I had required me to remove my pulley. Not sure if I out it back in the same spot, but zero squeaking since, even after the 2nd change.

Something has got to be out of alignment. Perhaps take the pulley off of the wheel and rotate it one or 2 holes?



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Adjusting the belt so it wouldn't squeak was a pain for me as well. finally have it quiet. Secret?:

I adjust the belt to the looser side of tolerance on my CCT.
I have it adjusted almost touching the inside of the rear pulley.
Each time I tried to adjust it even 1/32 of an inch more to the middle of the pulley (still very visibly left of center) that belt would walk itself to the outside of the pulley and squeak like crazy.

Something about the warpness is some pulleys won't allow centering but only just off the inside left of the pulley where it will stay quiet.

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That's where mines sat for 60,000 miles and it's a bit on the loose side.
Not a problem at all, I never mess with it, my tyre shop knows Vic's and the fact there's no need to mess with adjustment once past initial break in adjustment.
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Had a Kawasaki 900 Vulcan. They were dang picky about belt adjustment. Not so much tension, but where it had to run on the rear pulley. The rear swing arm had like notches on it for alignment I suppose. But the way the belt had to run one side was to onside of a mark and the other side was slightly to the other. Maybe a 1/16th or so offset if you were looking at it. You would think it had the tire set a bit crooked, but it never wore the tire funny.

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My bike had a squeak pretty much right after I bought it. I took it in a couple months ago to have it adjusted and they cleaned and sprayed dressing on it, which lasted about 1000 miles. So I took it back in a few weeks ago and they wanted to try adjusting it agaiin and charge me again. I told them no, I want it repaired. I'm not doing this every month. They were able to get it it fix under warranty. They replaced the belt and pulley.
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33,000 kms and one rear tire change on mine and never a squeak and I didn't change the adjustments when I replaced the tire.

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My solution: get to be an old geezer, wear hearing aids off the bike but custom-molded ear plugs while riding, and no belt squeak ... or maybe there is, but I can't hear it.

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My solution: get to be an old geezer, wear hearing aids off the bike but custom-molded ear plugs while riding, and no belt squeak ... or maybe there is, but I can't hear it.
Please provide instructions for the Blue part ...
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Please provide instructions for the Blue part ...
Dunno. Just luck out, I guess.

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