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Old 07-12-2020, 04:59 PM
Emrldrvn Emrldrvn is offline
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Belt squeak

Recently had tires put on my 03 v92tc. Ever since I get what I think is a drive belt squeak after about 25 miles, gets louder the more I ride. I've had it back to the shop that did the tires. No squeak when they test rode, no apparent issues when they checked alignment. When I rode the other day, still squeak. Any thoughts on a cause? Any recommendations for Vic friendly shops near Lino Lakes, MN?
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Old 07-13-2020, 04:54 PM
IBVic IBVic is offline
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Try cleaning it and or spraying some WD 40 on it.
Everything in moderation except the good stuff.
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Old 07-14-2020, 10:42 AM
sledhead sledhead is offline
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most likely its belt alinement they can be difficult
as far as shops Northway in East bethel
also empire in lorretto mn
mies in Watkins mn
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:25 PM
Johnny Ritz Johnny Ritz is offline
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Location: Mendota Heights, MN
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Agree with the above. Rubbing a bar of soap on belt (sides especially) can also be tried.
If that doesn't help check rear tire bearings - lift rear of bike, grab tire at 3 and 9 o'clock and rock back and forth in those positions...if it wiggles, bearings are shot.

How many miles on bike?
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:52 AM
Emrldrvn Emrldrvn is offline
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Thanks gentlemen. Brought it back to Empire (they did the tires), they found a misalignment because the alignment hash marks on my bike don't line up. Small adjustment to alignment, little less tension, squeak is gone. Yay!
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