Crunch Bang Pop returns!
In an earlier post I exclaimed a funny crunchy noise coming from the rear of the bike. I took it to a certified mechanic and he discovered a severely out of adjustment belt…and adjusted it to spec. I'd say it easily had over 1" of play and according to my service manual should have been something like 1/3" (9.9mm).
The service including complete removal of the rear wheel assembly and inspection of the bearings (read earlier posting) and drive pulleys. I stood there and watched and helped through the service…Everything was reassembled and torqued to spec. By the book.
I rode the bike again yesterday without a helmet (yeah I know) and the noise is still there, albeit a bit more threatening sound.
Also, I'd say that my response to my post was skimpy at best…and evolved into some sort of Never Seize discussion about axles. I considered the victory forum a go-to for Q&A…now, I'm not so sure.
I've been motorcycling for 50yrs…and am completely unaccustomed to what i'd call "poor" factory support and aftermarket parts on a 2002 model bike. I realize I'm also unaccustomed to the whole crunchy, clunky, banging thing that goes on throughout my driving experience. I know the good bones are there, as I have friends with Victorys with over 80,000mi on their rides all completely dependable miles.
Now, before I "pull the plug" on this forum "help" question. I'm posting this milady one more time…Surely, someone somewhere has experienced this same sound and has a solution!
Thank you for your responses.