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It sounds from the comments that you have eliminated belt slip as the culprit due to the sound of the squeak (and lack of squeal). If you can pinpoint the squeaking to one specific pulley, it is likely the bearings for that pulley are on their last legs. Bearings perform better under heavier loads, which could explain why the squeak goes away at higher ...


In an alternator there are two major components; the stator and the rotor. The rotor has a coil wound on it. By applying a current to that coil a magnetic field is formed and then spinning the rotor electricity is excited in the stator. Because the rotor needs to spin while mainaining electrical contact for the coil slip rings are used. There are ...


I also experienced the same thing with my jeep. I tried to correct the fault myself by loosened up the idler pulley bolt,turned the adjustment screw clockwise bringing the idler towards the belt it makes the belt tighter. Now no more squealing. It hardly took 5 minutes for me to correct the problem.


Highlighting only benefits of belt driven vehicles. 1) They operate less smoothly. (noisless mostly) 2) They support high tourque ( cruiser need) 3) The need to lubrication is null and void. 4) Swing arm readjustment is history. 5) They are less heavier in comparison to other final drive systems.


This is more additional points to the above (good) answers. With cost per mile it probably depends a lot on the OE parts prices. With the old Kawasaki belt system used in the 1980s they lasted maybe 50% longer, but failed with little or no warning and cost a LOT more to replace (plus the far greater labour to change them). Belt life on Buells does not seem ...

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