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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I am getting a sort of constant chirping/whistling noise comming form the rear of my XC. I thought it was the wind blowing across the hardbags but now it sounds like it is around the wheel area. Could it be the belt being loose? I thought it was only when I was on it but my wife told me she hears it all the time but I have the radio loud and it drowns it out. I am taking it for the 500 mile maintenance in the next day or two so I will have them check things out. Any thoughts?

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Sounds like it's too tight. The belt shrinks or the pulleys expand when they get warm so the belt needs to be set to the right tension at the tightest spot.
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Wow - I noticed that today riding home but I though it was wind blowing over my helmet. It was pretty windy today.

I am going to have to listen and see if I still hear it.

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X2 on the belt too tight.

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Will do Chief. You do the same. Thanks for the responses. I will have them check the belt. It does not seem tight, in fact it seems to have more play than it should when I lift up on it.

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I am getting a sort of constant chirping/whistling noise comming form the rear of my XC. I thought it was the wind blowing across the hardbags but now it sounds like it is around the wheel area. Could it be the belt being loose? I thought it was only when I was on it but my wife told me she hears it all the time but I have the radio loud and it drowns it out. I am taking it for the 500 mile maintenance in the next day or two so I will have them check things out. Any thoughts?
Just an after thought as I too thought maybe belt issue....could it be a rear wheel bearing...? Not the best mechanic here (pretty good on older bikes) Newer bikes have me baffled...

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Highly unlikely its the bearing on such a new bike. My money is on the belt. This is a known problem for years on the bikes not just the X bikes.
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Highly unlikely its the bearing on such a new bike. My money is on the belt. This is a known problem for years on the bikes not just the X bikes.
+1 on this. I had a Roadliner that did this and also a Roadglide. One was to tight and one was out of alignment. The one that was out of alignment was hitting on the egde of the rear pulley in front and the opposite edge in the rear.

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Sounds like it's too tight. The belt shrinks or the pulleys expand when they get warm so the belt needs to be set to the right tension at the tightest spot.
Sounds kinda weird to quote myself but didn't this get resolved by now?
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howdy

mine chirped when she was new...sounded like crickets to me..it stopped after about 1k..still kinda babying her till then......comes back for a bit after service when they adjust the belt...i reckon the slammers help a bit...anyway no problems here...just hit the key, twist and smile...just at 10k now....

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