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A weird, repetitive sound...came out of nowhere and became worse.

Discussion in 'General' started by Irish Viking, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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    I like it!!!! :oldsmile: :old2:
     
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    I bought my rear bearings from Curtis. I also did Not add grease. I probably should change the front bearings on the next tire change.
     
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    You can change them every tire change like I do, if you buy them in bulk at $2 a piece.


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    Might be a good idea to check with a few bearing manufacturers about adding grease to bearings, cause they probably know a little bit more about their product than the average guy.
     
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    SKOGDOG One of the old ones.
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    I install new wheel bearings every other rear tire and every front tire changes. They are inexpensive and there is one less thing to fret about.
     
  6. Irish Viking

    Irish Viking Till Valhalla!
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    UPDATE!!!

    Okay, so as I was backing the bike out of the garage today to go and take a ride to see if the sound was a wheel bearing issue, or something else...I heard it!

    I discovered the sound to be coming from the gearbox area of the secondary drive. *I only have basic mechanical knowledge of motorcycles, so please excuse me if the terminology I use is incorrect. I know more about cars, but I do learn extremely fast, so please throw your knowledge at me!

    Here are a bunch of photos of what I found. It looks like the drive belt is riding very close to the outer cover and probably rubbing. I found a bunch of debris that might be belt shavings. I also took a short video so that you all could hear the noise. The wear pattern on the drive sprocket on the gear box looks to be off-set, with the belt being very close to the cover.
    I also discovered some oil around the area.

    Take a look at the photos, watch the video and let me know what you think!
    Is it a gearbox issue?
    Is it a belt adjustment/alignment issue?

    *I could only upload 10 photos, the rest are in my next post...

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    Thanks!

    Liam
     

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  7. Irish Viking

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    ...here are the rest of the photos...

    Thanks for your help!
     

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  11. bdm7250

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    Looks to me as though your rear wheel is not straight, cocked to the right. Have you had it off lately. Get it up on the jack and straighten out you rear wheel and see how your belt is tracking.
     
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    :agree: Optimal would be the belt not moving no matter the direction of the tire rotation. Sometimes an impossible task, but as close as you can get it. :2cents:
     
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    Looks like that seal is leaking, the gear has been known too loosen up on some bikes, check that out and get a new quad seal
     
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    something else to put on your list is to swap out that short cable on the starter. known thing for the insulation to deteriorate like that.
     
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    I have only had the bike a few months. Rode it from Dallas, TX, to Santa Fe, NM.
    Never had the rear wheel off.
     
  16. Irish Viking

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    input on how to do that would be appreciated!
     
  17. Irish Viking

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    What seal is it, where is it located and is it an arduous task to replace?
    Thanks!
     
  18. Irish Viking

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    Yes, I noticed that wire covering deteriorating.
    Would it be best to completely replace, or put a new shrink wrap on that cable?

    Thanks!
     
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    I think I would have at least wrapped some rags around the rods to keep them from beating on the bore. Ither than that it's a good deal or appears to be. New is over 2 grand I believe
     

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