Belt Chirp?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 96custom, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. 96custom

    96custom Member

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    I am new to Harley ownership, so I will be having quite a few questions. Anyway, mine is a 1996 Softail Custom just so you know what I'm talking about, and when I give it throttle while rolling, not at a stand still, I am getting a chirping sound around the rear wheel area. Is this normal or should i be concerned? The only time I can actually hear it is when I turn my head and listen for it, or when I'm next to something that the noise bounces off of. I just don't want anything to be going wrong with my bike and me not know about it.

    Thanks everyone,
    Josh
     
  2. jel123

    jel123 Active Member

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    Old school trick take a bar of ivory soap rub down your belt dodnt miss the front and rear edge on the belt it works,jel
     
  3. 96custom

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    Hobbit, thanks for the quick reply. I'll check for any kind of damage. I'm certain it's coming from the belt side of the bike on the rear, so i assume it's coming from the belt, but I'm not sure.

    Jel, thanks for the tip. I will try and perform that little trick you mentioned. If it's not something that's hurting the bike, then I'm not too worried about it. I just didn't want the belt to be too loose or something to fall off the bike.

    Thank you both for the replies. It's much appreciated.

    Josh
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  5. 96custom

    96custom Member

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    Glider, thank you very much for that link. I am going to try the cleaning thing before I try to align everything first. If that doesn't work, then I will start digging!! This forum is a great wealth of knowledge, because of folks like you guys, thanks. :small3d026:

    Josh
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Thanks Josh.

    Check out the rest of the self help area when you have some time.