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I have heard a really strange squealing noise, three times now, coming from somewhere under my seat and toward the rear of the bike. It doesn't last long enough to locate it's origin, as it only happens for a second, and only when cruising at a steady speed (like 40mph) on smooth pavement, but it's loud enough to let me know it totally not normal. It doesn't happen under acceleration nor when going over bumps, and I have not been able to replicate it intentionally by flexing the suspension or throttle. Since it happens at cruising speed I am probably in 4th gear, though I can't swear to that. It worries me.

The sound is a sharp, high-pitched squeal like something very tight slipping, but only lasts a second and does not recur for several minutes if at all, nor does it occur on every ride. The first time it happened I thought I may have imagined it, but days later it happened twice on the same ride, both times when doing nothing extraordinary, just loping along. Ideas?

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. The first time it happened I thought I may have imagined it, but days later it happened twice on the same ride
Ha , same thing with my transmission sound , I thought I hallucinated it ... Then it happened again and it was permanent . This is a tough one , id , probably one of two things , suspension , or driveline . A belt chirp perhaps , feel your belt tension when its hot after a ride , if its tighter then a bulls ass , loosen the adjusters the same on both sides and loosen the belt a bit and see if that alleviates it . I would think a suspension related issue would rear it head more frequently on a rougher road , you may want to intentionally hit some rough patches just to check ......

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I'd ask @LILMAGS500 ...he now knows every single noise a Victory is not supposed to make....

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I'd ask @LILMAGS500 ...he now knows every single noise a Victory is not supposed to make....
Ha , I'm already on it !!!

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Okay....This is getting a little weird....I'm out

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probably one of two things , suspension , or driveline ...
This bike does have a lowered rear...was it you who had a problem with the heim joint and a bent bolt on a lowering link? I have no idea who's link is on this bike which I bought used a couple thousand miles ago. I would have suspected that kind of fault would produce consistent, repeatable symptoms.

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This bike does have a lowered rear...was it you who had a problem with the heim joint and a bent bolt on a lowering link? I have no idea who's link is on this bike which I bought used a couple thousand miles ago. I would have suspected that kind of fault would produce consistent, repeatable symptoms.
I bought a 2" lowering link and after careful observation , it looked like it was colliding with the air fill hose coming off the shock , so I removed it before even riding the bike . I went to a 1" lowering link but am thinking of going back to the 1 1/2" link . I believe even 2" may be pushing your luck , and could cause other issues .

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could be the wear tab on the rear brake pads. for the heck of it take your bags off your next ride to see if you can hear the chirp better.
Then when you come home and roll into the garage stop the bike with out rolling it backwards. Now look at the belt and see if its in a straight line. If you see a hook in the belt by front pulley your wheel is out of alignment

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could be the wear tab on the rear brake pads. for the heck of it take your bags off your next ride to see if you can hear the chirp better.
Then when you come home and roll into the garage stop the bike with out rolling it backwards. Now look at the belt and see if its in a straight line. If you see a hook in the belt by front pulley your wheel is out of alignment
Good advice also , VJ may be on to something ..... Definitely check your breaks .....

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