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While riding my '12 1200 Custom yesterday I noticed a whining, or singing noise coming from what I believe is the belt or pulley. It began when were on a downslope with lagging throttle. I pulled in the clutch and the noise continued. It was quite noticeable, so I stopped to check the drive belt (the part that is visible) and found nothing unusual, same with the rear pulley. Is there an explanation for this, or is it a part of the Harley 'mystic'.
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Check belt tension, and rear wheel alignment.
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Could be an over tight primary chain.
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perfectly normal for the belt to make noise and especially so when running out of normal direction of travel. they even make special belts for the noise but i find then not worth while.
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