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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Default Squeaky drive line

Just got back from a 500 mile trip. I now have a very noticeable squeak coming from the rear drive line area, but only on a cold start, and only when on the throttle, and it only lasts for a few minutes before fading away.

To me it seems like I need another belt alignment/adjustment, but the last time this squeak was apparent was when the bike was new, it was constant, and it didn't fade away after a few minutes from a cold start. There is 6k on the bike now.

Is there some type of self adjusting feature on these bikes that is trying to correct it on its own, or could there be a different issue?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 11:36 AM
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I would say for sure belt is out of alignment.
I have read where quiet a few dealers have replaced the pulley cause it was not machined correct.

If you road into the garage in a straight line you could pull the saddle bag and with flash light get at the back of the bike and look down the belt. Look close you should see the belt in a straight line.
If you see a curve in belt its out of alignment

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 07:05 PM
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The belt is slightly loose. The cross bikes have very long belts. They are subject to slight expansion and constriction due to climate changes. It only takes a little loosening for the belt to chirp like a bird. I finally bought a gauge and followed the owners manual and learned how to adjust it myself every other month. Being in New England the temp changes often and lasts very little. I find that moisture will also prompt some chirping noise even when the belt is within specs. Have it adjusted properly.

However, if you are on a trip, here is a little trick to silence the birds. Take a small bar of soap, (the free kind at hotels work fine). Get on the ground and rub the bar on the outside edges of the entire belt. This will quiet them chirp down, but it is temporary. The belt tension ultimately needs to be checked and adjusted correctly.

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