Kawasaki Vulcan Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
My '94 squeals somewhere down in front when it's wet, only when I accelerate.

I tried lubing the speedo cable, thinking it might be that, but there still seems to be a bit of a squeal sometimes. (can't be sure - I haven't ridden it in really wet weather since, plus I didn't grease it properly but just used cable lube)

Thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Turns out it wasn't the front end at all - I think it sounded like it was coming from the front due to sound reflecting off the windshield. It's actually the drive belt squealing, which seems to be thoroughly discussed on these forums. (it's a '94 - I think they switched to a chain in '95 or '96)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,082 Posts
Glad you figured it out. Do you know what specifically was causing it to squeal? For what it's worth, there's an HD belt that works. I can't remember the part number of the top of my head but it's commonly available used on ebay because owners switch to narrower belts when installing wider wheels and tires. Last I looked you could grab a good one for about $60 vs $300 or so for the kawasaki version new.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top