Belt a bunch too snug
I recently had dealership change tires and install my Centramatics.
I've been troubleshooting an odd noise that happens after the I've been riding about 30 minutes and started poking around the wheels and belt.
I still haven't isolated the sound, which mimics a UPS truck braking to a stop - just not as loud. The sound doesn't really occur with either brake engaged, so find it odd and difficult to pinpoint.
While looking at the belt, I noticed it tighter than I remember it being for the past 3 years. Looked at the service manual and it says all kinds of junk about elevating the wheel and rotating the tire to get accurate measurements, but I don't have the equipment to do all of that, so using a ruler and my hand, push up as hard as I can on the bottom of the belt (which I'd assume is considerably more than the 10 lbs. indicated in the manual) and according to my eyeballs, I'm lucky to get 1/2" of deflection, MAAYYYBE 3/4". This is more than half of what the manual says is in spec. So, I'll be scheduling a visit back to the dealer to resolve. In the meantime, could this excessive belt tension be causing my mystery noise, or could it be causing any other potential problems?
2013 XCT Sunset Red, Tri-oval Stage 1 Exhaust, Lloydz ATS (+4), Lloyds High-flow Air Filter, Lloydz VFC III, Kicker Speakers, Electric Reverse Kit, Ultimate Seat w/Backrest, Passenger Armrest, Madstad Road Glide, Ness Beveled Gas Cap/Derby/Cam, FOBO TPMS,Centramatics Martinez, GA