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Old 19th June 2006
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Hello,
I'm getting a clicking sound from my secondary belt. Sounds and looks like the teeth on my belt are clicking into / out of the rear pulley. The tighter the belt is, the louder it gets. You can see the belt ride slightly on top of the teeth until they finally click into position. I've messed with the axle adjusters but can't seem to get the noise to stop. This is a brand new BDL belt.

Anyone have suggestions for me? Should the belt make noises? Will it wear in? Also, I just noticed a slight play in my front pulley. I can just barely get it to move in and out by maybe 1/64". Is this normal or should it be so tight as to not get any movement at all? If so, could this have something to do with my noise? I was going to try to make sure the front pulley nut was as tight as possible but really don't have the tools to budge it.

All help appreciated
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Is this the original belt? Has anything been changed. I've never heard of this problem, but it doesn't sound normal.
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Hello,
I'm getting a clicking sound from my secondary belt. Sounds and looks like the teeth on my belt are clicking into / out of the rear pulley. The tighter the belt is, the louder it gets. You can see the belt ride slightly on top of the teeth until they finally click into position. I've messed with the axle adjusters but can't seem to get the noise to stop. This is a brand new BDL belt.

Anyone have suggestions for me? Should the belt make noises? Will it wear in? Also, I just noticed a slight play in my front pulley. I can just barely get it to move in and out by maybe 1/64". Is this normal or should it be so tight as to not get any movement at all? If so, could this have something to do with my noise? I was going to try to make sure the front pulley nut was as tight as possible but really don't have the tools to budge it.

All help appreciated
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Did you get this resolved? I'm hearing the same thing now when I push the bike while it is in neutral and not running.
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Could be lots of things. I don't know what year your bike is, but I see you have a BDL belt. Why did you install the BDL belt? What happened to the old belt? Miles on vehicle? Visual condition of the pulleys? Are you sure you have the correct pitch belt from BDL (part number)?

Also, on the front pulley - it will move in and out a LITTLE bit. If the nut is tight (not sure what year again) then the pulley is not likely to be loose. Need more information to be able to help you more.

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