Hey guy's, I've been here for a while, and some of the old advice has been lost. For a creaking, squealing belt, run a stick of paraffin wax along the outside edge (as these bikes run their belt VERY close to the pulley). It will quiet it down significantly. First and foremost, the dealer WILL adjust it too tight! That is a given. I actually keep a "bar" in my saddlebag (in a baggie, because it's prone to melting)...lol. More importantly, after a tire change at the dealer, or a trip to the dealer because the belt is whining, they have ONE fix: TIGHTEN. The last time I had the rear tire replaced, the mechanic said "Man, they had your belt WAY to tight". It's extremely hard on the output shaft. So, check your tension and if it goes to the dealership, ask them to back off the tension below Kawi spec. Our belts, are meant to run to the left of the pulley. Their are those that have centered it AFTER they have manufactured additional spacers...etc...If you just arbitrarily adjust the belt to the center of the pulley, your wheel alignment will be off. This post is more for the new 900owners, as this material has been heavily covered before. Sometimes our illustrious "search" feature can be a daunting task....lol. (no disrespect intended).
2009 VN900 Classic LT.
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Cobra luggage rack.
Kuryakyn Grand Tourer luggage bag.
Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).
Last edited by silenthill; 06-01-2013 at 08:56 AM.