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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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I would surely like some advice.

Last year I replaced my front pulley on my Vn900 with the Scootworks overdrive pulley. I am very happy with the performance. I also replaced my tires - I pulled them off myself and brought them to the local shop for mounting. My problem is that after mounting them I am hearing what - as an auto mechanic would say - is high pitched bearing noises from where the pully is in the front. The noise was not as pronounced before replacing the tires.

I was very careful not to overtighten the belt when placing the tire back on, and I do not see any play or rubbing inside the housing of the front pulley.

I have not noticed any degradation in performance...but the sound has not gone away.


I suspect that the belt is not adjusted properly, or that the something it not adjusted right. I don't want to cause unnecessary expense in repairs...although I am fearful that I have already done so.

Has anyone else come across this kind of result after replacing the pulley?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 02:36 PM
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read this post, maybe it will help:
http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/fo...elt-noise.html

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Thanks! I will check my belt settings. My concern was it was too tight and I was causing damage to the bearings. It is a very high pitched squeal. It does go away some when not on the throttle and when the clutch is in almost non existant.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 12:47 PM
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when you installed the pulley did you remove the belt guard that is inside the front cover?

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