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I put in a stator about 3-4 months ago running great, I am now getting a clicking sound when I pull out of the garage and push back into the garage. I raised it then started engine and ran through the gears, noise went away. then I took for a short ride now it is much worse.
sounds like click click click.
When I hold the clutch lever in I here a noise as well.
This engine has about 20 thousand miles on it.
Could a tight belt cause a noise?
Any Ideas,?
Help.
Thanks
Steve
 

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A tight belt or too tight will cause a chirping sounds. My bike did that after I had my tires changed out. Is the oil level good?
 

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Check the output shaft lock nut. If it gets loose it makes some clunky sounds. You need to remove a cover to do this. It is not that hard to check. Mine came loose, stock pulley, no mods. 2007 900 Custom.
 

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Just tightening that nut is not good enough. The pulley should be removed and the splines of the pulley and output shaft inspected for wear and slop.
The nut is there to keep the pulley from falling off only and does not tighten the pulley on the shaft. Tightening that nut gut-busting tight will not remedy the underlying fault. if the nut is loose, there is a reason for it.
 

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Thanks you helped me with the stator months back that fix worked.
If there is a worn spline what so the fix? Bike is not worth to much.
 

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Just tightening that nut is not good enough. The pulley should be removed and the splines of the pulley and output shaft inspected for wear and slop.
The nut is there to keep the pulley from falling off only and does not tighten the pulley on the shaft. Tightening that nut gut-busting tight will not remedy the underlying fault. if the nut is loose, there is a reason for it.
If you catch it early enough before it does damage to the output shaft bearing you can save a few bucks. Mine was too loose for too long and the output shaft bearing failed. When I took it to the dealer for the noise they told me 900's make a lot of noise, just ride it. It only got worse.

The engine had to be removed (took it to a different dealer) and the case split to make the repair. The bearing is pressed in from the inside (poor design). Lucky I had the GTPP and it saved me about $1,800 on the repair. I am one of the people that had the extended warranty work in my favor. This may not even be your problem but it is no big deal to remove the cover and check.
 

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Thanks,
My extended warranty is long gone.
I will try what you said but, if the cases have to be split, it is time to sell parts and get another bike. I am lucky, that I also have a goldwing, but more fun riding the 900 around town.
Have a good one.
 

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The fit between the output shaft and pulley must be perfect with no slop or wobble.
It would be rare to have a very worn pulley and not the shaft.
Installing a new pulley on a worn shaft will only put you back in the same boat very shortly.
 

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I loosened the belt and reset the stop that adjusts belt.
That was the problem. I tightened to much and caused athe clicking noise. Took it on a long test ride and no noise.
Thanks for all the help to all.
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Steve
 
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