Well....finally had time to get my bike to the dealer to take care of my belt chirp. They said the belt was loose. They adjusted it and said I was good to go. I leave the dealer, and WOW sounds great!!! No crazy noises at all. So....I'm almost home (60 miles away), and I now notice a LOUD whine coming from the belt/rear wheel. Called a buddy of mine, who has been wrenching on bikes for years. He says they adjusted the belt to tight. He has all the tools and know how so he is going to help me get it right since I have lost some confidence in the dealer.
Now I have a completely separate noise coming from the front wheel. I can't really describe it, but it is LOUD a low speeds. Sounds like a howling halloween sound effect. Its coming from the front wheel. Searched the forums and can't really find anything that describes the noise. Any ideas??????
Getting a little annoyed at this point. I've had the bike for about 3 weeks and about 400 miles worth of riding. First a chirp, then a whine, now a whine and some wierd sound right out of a horror movie. Bike has 8,000 miles.
Thanks for any input.
More dealer tech shennanigans and hulabaloo!?!?! Say it ain't so.
Sorry DMC, sounds like you're the latest victim of these circus animals. Tech tightened the belt, not to Vic specs. Sounds like they didn't measure the deflection properly, or at all. With a Victory (at least on the steal frames) you're supposed to measure with the bike lifted, with no weight on the rear. On HD, you measure with it on the ground. Sounds like you got a generic "V-Twin" mech. After all, all V-Twins are the same aren't they??? Um no. By the time you got it home, it was super warm and much tighter than when you left the shop, hence the noise from back there.
Now on to the front sound effects. I like sound effects. Wish mine made laser blaster sounds. Maybe the next mod. But your effects aren't the type I'd want.
Probably the first thing I would do is to lift the front end, spin the tire to see if it spins nicely and isn't dragging on either the pads or maybe shot bearings? This will at least let you focus on where the noise is coming from; the hub or the brakes. Also since it happens at low speeds, this is an advantage as it will make it easier to diagnose just by spinning by hand. If there is no noise, then maybe it's the tire.
Since this started happening after you left the dealer, and they did such a bang up job on the belt, they're already suspect. A number of things could have happened while in their impeccable care.