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Old 03-10-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Squeaky door sound coming from rear wheel/belt

Just picked up bike from dealer for brake bleed. Finally go the bike on the road after a year and a few months' rebuild.

As soon as I took off from the dealer loud creaky sound from back wheel/belt/ish area the entire time. After I got it home, I could replicate it by just rocking the bike back n forth in neutral.

This morning, its quite again when rocking, the noise came back after a VERY short ride...like a block or so.

Belt looks okay. I used tension gauge when installing it.

-I have the poly cush bushing in the back - maybe that could have been it?
-Rear wheel/bearings/spacers are all new. Comp bowl and sprocket have all been coated.

This sound familiar at all?

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Old 03-10-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like the drive belt is hitting one of the covers.
Get bike off ground and spin wheel by hand. That should get you close to the truth.
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Had the same sound coming from mine one time and it was the belt. They didn't get the rear wheel straight when they put it back together.
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I would check the brake pad's if they bleed the brake's
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Had the same sound coming from mine one time and it was the belt. They didn't get the rear wheel straight when they put it back together.
How was it resolved? How can the rear wheel be misaligned? They axle has fixed cam and both sides of the wheel are moved forward/backward based on the cam.

I checked my belt tension again today, it looked good at 8mm @ 10lb
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get the rear wheel off the ground and spin it. You will find where it is rubbing that way. Fastest way to find out the problem is.
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get the rear wheel off the ground and spin it. You will find where it is rubbing that way. Fastest way to find out the problem is.
That's the plan. Waiting for an extra set of hands just in case. Since the sound goes away after some time, I'm hoping someone can watch/listen as I roll when it occurring.
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when mine had that sound it was bad wheel bearings.
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I've had something like this. Even though the belt was in spec and measured correctly, I had a small squeak.

The fix was stupidly simple. I just released the tension on the belt a *tiny* bit, and the problem went away.

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Okay guys, finally got it up on the jack and was able to free spin the wheel and check it out.

-Loosened belt, still a noise. Belt was in spec.
-If I loosened the axle nut and spun it - no noise. Tightened it, noise.
-Removed shocks and brake mount, removed rear sprocket and check what I found!

My guess is the stupid spacer, which doesn't spin, was rubbing on the new urethane cush bushing (red) when it spins causing it to squeal, and as you can see, slowly rub off the cush material.

WTF?

Would the solution be to put some anti-seize on both sides of that spacer and reassemble? This has to be the issue...
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Squeaky door sound coming from rear wheel/belt

How does that bearing feel in the sprocket?

That cushion should spin around the outside of the spacer. I had to trim the ID on one.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:47 PM   #12
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The spacer is supposed to spin? I'll have to make sense of that. I thought it's stationary while the cush and sprocket rotate around it.

The bearing seemed okay. It was flush, spun correctly, etc.

I cleaned it up, put some a/s on the outside of that spacer, reassembled and took it for a drive.

No noise in the 2 blocks I road which is way better than last time.

Now, I can't quite figured out why its fixed. There were clearly red shavings everywhere, so something wasn't 100%.
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Typed that wrong.

The Cush should spin around the spacer without touching the spacer.
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Where did you get that " new urethane cush bushing (red) " from. Is it OEM or after market?
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It's aftermarket. Energy Suspension
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