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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 10:09 PM
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If you can get the bike off the ground. Pull saddle bag and sit on the floor and spin the wheel forward. Now look at the belt and see if its going in a straight line. If you see a bend in the belt your alignment is off
Thanks Johnny, I’m very aware how to tell if alignment is correct.
I’ve been doing this for a couple days. Just because you guys think that you know more than other people doesn’t actually mean you do. I’m not discounting your skill level, please extend the same courtesy.Sometimes there is actually a manufacturer defect. And in this case it is a documented fact. You couldn’t have got the belt on my last XC not to chirp without some kind of lube.

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I had that annoying chirp on my 14í Ness XC within weeks of buying. It had about 2000 miles or so on it by then. The dealer charged me $40 or $50 to ďadjustĒ it. I then headed for Laughlin that weekend. When I got back to Phoenix it started up again. The dealer said to put dressing on it and it was just normal with some of them, or they could adjust it again and charge me again. I did not take that for an answer. I made them start a claim and found that there were defective pulleys. Polaris just did want to broadcast that. Anyway they changed both the pulley and the belt and I never had a problem again.
Iím guessing it has to do with the relief angle on the pulley , not sure though. If I had that problem on a bike with no warranty I would probably try chucking the pulley up in my lathe and increase that angle on both sides a little and see if that gets rid of the noise.
Good for you on getting a replacement pulley and belt. Yes, Polaris did replace a lot of them on Cross bikes. I remember reading about that over the years. But a dealer telling anyone to put anything on the belt to quiet it down is bad advice and goes completely against what the Owners Manual says as well. Any kind of dressing applied to the belt is going after the effect and ignoring the root cause. Plus any kind of dressing helps the belt to collect more dust, dirt and debris. In my case I've been lucky as my belt has never chirped. In 64K miles it's never been cleaned either. I also keep it at the loose end of the specification. When my new rear tire is worn out at around 90K miles I'll likely have the belt and the rear pully replaced, just because.
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In my experience, they squeak, when cold, when they are too loose. I adjust it cold so with the bike on the side stand I have 1 to 1 1/4Ē of upward play by poking it with my foot. I got around 110,000 miles out of my first belt. Iím not worried about the second.
Very interesting and simple method ... and getting 110,000 says a lot for it. I'd say I run my belt somewhere in that ball park. Only 44,000 and 15 years but still looks perfectly fine. I had my bike at LLoydz a few years back and he said my belt was too tight even though I know I had it much looser than bikes at the dealers.

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Thanks Johnny, Iím very aware how to tell if alignment is correct.
Iíve been doing this for a couple days. Just because you guys think that you know more than other people doesnít actually mean you do. Iím not discounting your skill level, please extend the same courtesy.Sometimes there is actually a manufacturer defect. And in this case it is a documented fact. You couldnít have got the belt on my last XC not to chirp without some kind of lube.
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I donít claim to know everything, not even close.

VisionJohnny, I apologize for being a dick. I could have gotten my point across a lot better than I did.

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I donít claim to know everything, not even close.

VisionJohnny, I apologize for being a dick. I could have gotten my point across a lot better than I did.
I guess growing up in the jungle amongst the animals inhibits oneís verbal development.
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I had a squeaky belt, the dealer replaced the rear pully and problem was OK for a while, and the noise started again. There was a post here that solved the problem. This has worked for me and other Victory riders. Look at the rear pully, it will be off to one side or the other touching the side of the pully. Loosen the axel and adjust about 1/2 turn tighter on the side that is touching. Noise will go away. It has for me and several other Victory riders.

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