Rear Belt Drive Noise

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by craig Lee, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. craig Lee

    craig Lee Active Member

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    This is the bomb Rear Belt Drive Noise - Harley Davidson Community
    Exactly answered what we were looking for. When backing Mz Bling's and my bike in after a day of riding, now that it is warmer, we have heard the squeeking on both bikes.

    Question: Glider posted this a couple years ago. Thankyou. Are we still sold on the Dry Silicone Spray by Krylon? or any new developments.
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    That or any belt dressing from the auto parts store. Personally, 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.

    TQ
     
  3. craig Lee

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    Interesting, Thanks.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    And, you can also use a liberal dose of Pledge!! The wax in that will do the same thing.

    TQ
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Eh...Pledge? Glider must be in the neighborhood...:D
     
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    I have found that the pulleys expand when hot and the belt doesn't. I adjust my belt to the loose side, and this eliminates the noise. Most people adjust there belt too tight.

    Thorns
     
  7. craig Lee

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    I have wondered about that. The belts on both bikes seem pretty tight after riding but have the 1/4"-5/16" play before riding. (although I don't have the 10lb pressure tool and going by feel) Picked up some Krylon Silicone Spray today. We'll see what happens.
    Thanks
     
  8. demoman54

    demoman54 New Member

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    my belt gets loose then tight as it rolls cant figure out why any answers
     
  9. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    just like the older chain & sprocket tight then loose w/ u roll bike. id say the sprockets are not perfect..
     
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    I think the candle wax tip from TQ is the Ticket. If you do go with silicone spray, I would make sure it's food grade silicone. Most silicone sprays have petroleum (hydrocarbon) based solvents in them. That's the last thing you want to put on a rubber/fiberglass belt. Food grade are free of those extra nasty rubber attacking products.