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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Default Belt noise fix.

My belt was pretty loud - I could hear rubbing sound at low speeds - the belt was adjusted properly - so, I thought I would just live with it.....But, I picked up some Dupont tephlon chain saver at Walmart(sprays on wet, dries quick and leaves the dry tephlon). I have been spraying the front pully and the belt that is easy to get to along the muffler once a week for the last couple months. The belt is silent now.. I pulled in the clutch and coasted down a hill today and the belt sounded great - no more rubbing sound.
I would think this would also help prolong belt life by reducing friction.

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Good idea less friction, .

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I like the idea! but does anyone know if there is a possible downside to using this product on a belt? I'm thinking possible delamination, etc?

I'm not trying to be a fear-monger here, but it's a questions worth asking...

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Teflon Spray Light-Coat is a multi-purpose Teflon powder lubricant that is non-staining and non-oily and will not collect dirt or dust. It is chemically inert, and is an excellent mold release agent. This fast drying dry film lubricant has a very low coefficient of friction which can solve many friction problems.

Applications: Light duty gears, bearings, rollers, sliding surfaces, as a mold release, textile and paper machinery where cleanliness is critical.
http://www.sealfast.com/d_teflon_spray.html

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My belt was pretty loud - I could hear rubbing sound at low speeds - the belt was adjusted properly - so, I thought I would just live with it.....But, I picked up some Dupont tephlon chain saver at Walmart(sprays on wet, dries quick and leaves the dry tephlon). I have been spraying the front pully and the belt that is easy to get to along the muffler once a week for the last couple months. The belt is silent now.. I pulled in the clutch and coasted down a hill today and the belt sounded great - no more rubbing sound.
I would think this would also help prolong belt life by reducing friction.

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Here's a fix I found that I might try: I like using an old candle - I jack up the rear tire and put the bike in first. Carefully start the bike and ease out the clutch. Being very careful, I then hold the candle against the sides of the belt.
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Here's a fix I found that I might try: I like using an old candle - I jack up the rear tire and put the bike in first. Carefully start the bike and ease out the clutch. Being very careful, I then hold the candle against the sides of the belt.
Be careful of spilt gasoline. You wouldn't want to burn you bike and garage.
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Be careful of spilt gasoline. You wouldn't want to burn you bike and garage.
Pretty sure in this situation the candle isn't supposed to be lit.....

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Yeah, this has been discussed before - I tryed it and it is working great - this spray I am using is made for motorcycle chains and leaves behind more tephlon than the home use spray.
I will report back after the summer (I will be using all summer) - I have alot of trips planned. The biggest is to Alaska in July - can't wait!

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Pretty sure in this situation the candle isn't supposed to be lit.....
That'd be my guess...the idea is to rub some wax off the candle and onto both sides of the belt resulting in a lubricating cushion between the edges of the belt and the sprockets.

Also, Harley-Davidson used to sell a tube of "belt dressing", a little dab will do ya. I looked at HD's accessories on their website but did not find it listed, therefore it may be discontinued.
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