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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow!! Been riding so much I havn't had time to get back here. So much has changed, for the better.
Anyway, I have about 10,000 miles on my 07 JP, and for the most part, it has been great. I love the bike, but have noticed someting bothering me since I started having a passenger ride with me on occasion. When both of us are on and we hit a dip or go over anything that compresses the rear shock more than a little, I get what sounds like a high pitched metal to metal sound, like something is rubbing (a pulley, wheel, etc.). I have looked at the belt, belt pulley on the wheel, and the wheel itself, and they look fine. Anybody have this happen or have any ideas?

(Just realized that 10,000 miles on an 07 doesn't seem like much. Well, I actually bought it in the middle of the snow in the beginning of 08, and most people here stay off the streets from January until about April because of the cinders.)

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You need to adjust in more preload to the rear shock when riding 2 up. The sound is the top of the belt contacting the bolt groove in the front sprocket cover. There are several places that you can uy an open front cover that relocates the bolt hole, and allows you to leave the preload softer, and/or lower the bike.
Here is a link to one design, but he has several others. This price may include lowering links, but you need to read the description..
http://www.kewlmetalstore.com/produc...roducts_id=339
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Thanks for the info kevinx. Looked at the covers, but don't really care for the look. Can I just adjust the preload and leave it there all the time? How would I go about doing that?
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you can take the cover off and sand down the inside where the bolt is. but be very careful not to go through. i was able to take about 1/8" off and it solved my problem
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You can crank up the preload, but it makes for a kinda rough solo ride
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Thanks KWFLfire. I am going to look at it tonight and see if I can just do somehing with the cover. I will be careful not to take too much off. I am pretty sure we are talking about the front pulley cover.

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yes the front pulley cover
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This is a pic of the modification. You grind down the TOP bolt sleeve.

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Wow!! Been riding so much I havn't had time to get back here. So much has changed, for the better.
Anyway, I have about 10,000 miles on my 07 JP, and for the most part, it has been great. I love the bike, but have noticed someting bothering me since I started having a passenger ride with me on occasion. When both of us are on and we hit a dip or go over anything that compresses the rear shock more than a little, I get what sounds like a high pitched metal to metal sound, like something is rubbing (a pulley, wheel, etc.). I have looked at the belt, belt pulley on the wheel, and the wheel itself, and they look fine. Anybody have this happen or have any ideas?

(Just realized that 10,000 miles on an 07 doesn't seem like much. Well, I actually bought it in the middle of the snow in the beginning of 08, and most people here stay off the streets from January until about April because of the cinders.)

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I had the same sound when riding two up after I lowered my Vegas last summer, I finally gave up and went back to stock height. Would it be the same fix on a Vegas?
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I had the same sound when riding two up after I lowered my Vegas last summer, I finally gave up and went back to stock height. Would it be the same fix on a Vegas?
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