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need info. when I start down road 1st gear good, when I go to the rest of the gears a get a noise , I switch to 2nd gear give gas it makes noise in back by belt same to 6th gear, after riding for 1/2 to 45 min seems like belt get hot it stops ? why , any fix,
its a 2013 xct , but everything else on bike is great ,

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I would start with checking for proper belt tension and alignment as described in your owners manual. You don't say if you've replaced the rear tire recently, how many miles, how long it's been making the noise. All that aside, start with the most basic of tension and alignment.

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its the belt

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last year didn't make that noise to 4800 mile ,sat in garage but not heated low 20 and 30 degrees , this years started I put on 3000 so far , tension dead on.

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if its the belt should it be ok ? would it fall under warranty ? if I would have to change is there different type belt out there?

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need info. when I start down road 1st gear good, when I go to the rest of the gears a get a noise , I switch to 2nd gear give gas it makes noise in back by belt same to 6th gear, after riding for 1/2 to 45 min seems like belt get hot it stops ? why , any fix,
its a 2013 xct , but everything else on bike is great ,
If tension is good then buy a little block of bees wax and dress the belt. See if the noise goes away.

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I had this persist for several months, during the first 10,000 miles. Belt tightened at the dealer, noise went away for about a month. Used chapstick on the outside of the belt, noise went away for about a month and came back.
Dealer finally got enough complaints that they did some research and found that Polaris was aware of a "bad batch" of rear sprockets (pulleys) and got it replaced under warranty. They did 4 replacements in a week...

If you've had all of the routine maintenance already suggested above, might be worth pursuing.

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Your belt should last a good 80 thousand miles.
They squeak is because there out of alignment or you have a bad pulley.
You can rub any thing on the side of the belt you want but keep in mind your rear break pads are wearing un even


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Now that was funny right there....lol. I have dealt with belt noise and it didnt sound like that....haha. I knew that was a turkey call before the end, but that was still good.

As for my own issue...my shop owner/dealer personally set the belt tension and alignment on my 2013 XCT using a sonic meter for tension (something he swears by). He aligned the belt to his satisfaction...and I still had the chirping birds. It's possible the pulley is bad (as per the previous posts), but he told me that the belt chirp is a common complaint on the Vics. He said to get some stuff called HD Poly Oil (yes....an HD product) and dress the belt with it, which I recently did. It comes in a 2 oz. tube and is a light white colored grease that I just used my finger to spread on both edges of the belt. That stopped it cold and I haven't heard a peep from the belt in the last 1000 miles....which makes my Tri-Ovals sound that much better.....

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that video was funny , I look at my wife and said did you do that to? she said she should of thought to that,
I glad you guys are here to help with the great info. I let you know what happens
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