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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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In the middle of my recent 3500 mile trip I started hearing a weird noise on my XC. It happens in pretty much any gear at any speed as long as there is some load on the engine. It doesn't happen when I pull the clutch in or let off the throttle. It is not exhaust noise because it doesn't happen when I rev it with the clutch in. It happens even at the lightest acceleration, so it isn't belt slip.

The noise itself sounds like a cross between a chirp and a squeak. And when it is happening it is continuous and sounds somewhat related to RPM. It comes from behind me and sounds the same on the left or right.

I'll be bringing it to the dealer, but I figured I'd ask here first.

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 11:46 AM
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First place to start, check belt tension and alignment.
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 07:36 PM
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That "chirping birds" sound is your belt. Check your tension and alignment. There are several threads on here relating to it...and just as many solutions to solve it. Find the one that works for you. Some replace the pulley if it persists....others use lube on the belt itself, but it can be pretty easily dealt with.

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mine's starting to chirp a little at times, taking off in first gear two-up,
may need adjustment in the near future,
but not overly worried about it.

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Same deal here. Gotta get it looked at before Sturgis...

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Weird. So the belt is chirping on the sprockets? How does it get out of alignment?

50k miles and never had an issue with the shaft drive on my VTX. Our anything else.

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Just a thought. My Victory rider backrest post went through my inner rear fender and rubbed on the rear wheel. It made a strange chirping noise when the rear tire hit the backrest post. Look at your rider backrest and make sure you have not pushed the backrest down below the fourth slot. My dealership cut off the backrest post at the third slot to make sure it would not push through the inner rear fender.

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Thanks for the tip. I learned about that before I got the backrest and I've been very careful. I just detailed the bike after my trip with seat and all removable pieces taken off and I know the backrest is fine.

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We took about a 170 mile put on Friday for lunch and by the time we got to Roscoe MT I could hear the belt making noise. It was in the low 90's and on the way back I didn't notice it. I checked tire pressure on Saturday before a trip up over the Beartooth Pass and and noted that the belt is definitely out of adjustment. That day was even hotter than the previous but since most of it was spent at high altitude I don't think the belt got as hot and it didn't make any noise. I've got to get the beast up on the lift and adjust the belt this weekend before I leave for Colorado in ten days. I'm kind of surprised that in in the 2k miles since I did the 500 mile oil change and belt adjustment that it's gotten that loose. I expected that like other bikes, once the initial belt adjustment was done I probably wouldn't have to mess with it for 10k miles or so.

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Ha ha! I just checked this thread and noticed that my phone auto corrected 'noise' to 'nose' in the subject. That's a good one.

ETA: Fixed, now that I have access to a computer.

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