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Why does rear drive belt make squealing noise when accelerating. I try'd ajusting belt tention ,nothing is working.

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Hi anonymous, first you need to check rear wheel alignment in the swing arm either from the center of the swing arm pivot shaft to the center of the rear wheel axle bolt (most accurate method) measurement should exactly the same on both sides. Or you can use the axle adjuster marks stamped on the swing arm where the axle lives. next you need to get the rear wheel off the ground and rotate it in the direaction of forward movement and see where it tracks in the pully. If it tracks to one side and rubs against the pulley side walls then you can adjust the pulley location by adding or subtracting pully to hub spacers so it tracks in the middle or away from any wall. If it is mechanically impossible to achieve this desired outcome you may slightly adjust rear wheel to achieve desired results. If belt still squeeks you can try deglazing the inside of the pulley wall with scotch guard pad some simular mildly abrasive object and rub some dielectric grease on the side of the belt. All other remedies are less effective and only last for a day or two but you are surely welcome to try your own brew. Finally there is a question of proper belt tension, a belt to tight will squeek more than a loose one. For proper belt adjustment enjoy the video. Good luck Motorcycle Repair Inspecting Adjusting the Final Drive Belt on 2008 Harley...

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SOURCE: 2002 road king. Why does rear drive belt make

If your final drive belt is making a "sqeaking" noise when you accellerate or shift gears, it's not tensioned correctly. It's too loose.

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steve

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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