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Belt chirp 6 Months ago  
HI, I am new to this forum, but not the Road Star.
MY question is that my belt was chirping, but got it realigned and that seems to have stopped it. But read about poly lube to be lightly placed on the belt. AAnyone ever heard of doing this??
Scott
 
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Re:Belt chirp 6 Months ago  


From Plano Texas.

The Harley guys use that stuff, if your belt is adjusted correctly and I clean mine with warm soapy
water it never chirps.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 6 Months ago  
a loose belt will also cause a chirp. if its making noise there is a reason. adding a lube to it will only mask a small issue till it becomes a bigger issue.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 6 Months ago  
Lube the drive belt??? My God Man, you must be mad!!
 
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Re:Belt chirp 6 Months ago  
check front sprocket is not loose B4 anything. follow clinic guidelines on that . then do belt troubleshooting.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
Lube the drive belt??? My God Man, you must be mad!!After spending 12 , yes TWELVE times adjusting my BELT. I went very TIGHT , very LOOSE , and everything inbetween.As near the perfect specified , professional adjustment as Humanely possible and the throttle off or shift up or down Screech would NOT CHANGE. So I bought a spray can of LITH-EASE WHITE LITHIUM GREASE and shot a lite coat on my lifted spinning belt and have had perfect silence for 5 days of running all speeds. AM I MAD ? SO BE IT . Lithium grease is not supposed to effect chemical make up of plastics or rubber.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
The concern for lube and belts isn't so much damage to the belt by the lube, but damage to the belt by dusty gravelly things that can stick to the lube on the belt.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Carpetbagger wrote:
The concern for lube and belts isn't so much damage to the belt by the lube, but damage to the belt by dusty gravelly things that can stick to the lube on the belt.OH NO !!! And I live on a dirt road. With no belt noise as I drive along.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Horsehammerr wrote:
Carpetbagger wrote:
The concern for lube and belts isn't so much damage to the belt by the lube, but damage to the belt by dusty gravelly things that can stick to the lube on the belt.OH NO !!! And I live on a dirt road. With no belt noise as I drive along.
LOL Here you go, These will work fine too until you go down.
 
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Re:Belt chirp 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
My squeak was so loud coming from my brand new looking / perfect looking belt everyone in a parking lot would turn their heads to see what the heck that racket was when I came riding up.

I cleaned both pullies thoroughly and installed a new Dayco Panther belt 4 or 5 years ago.

That solved the problem.


http://www.roadstarmagazine.com/2006/02/how-to-replace-the-road-star-drive-belt/
 
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