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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Belt slipped

On the way to work this morning I noticed a whining sound. When I got to work I looked and the belt has slipped to the outside just enough to rub on the guard. I need some advise about getting the belt back on properly. I know taking it to a shop is one option. Is there anything I can do? Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 07:15 AM
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Check for alignment screw

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 09:22 AM
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First check the belt position after going forward and then again after going BACK.
It will move a bit.
IF....the belt is not moving enough so that part of it is OFF of the rear pulley, then your guard might need to be "adjusted".

I personally would not mess with the rear wheel myself.
If you do, I would suggest that a service manual would be a necessary item to have.

IF you manage to get the back wheel out of alignment, it can cause handling problems.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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It has moved back. It was off of the back pulley less than a 1/16. So I should check the guard and maybe the belt tensioner
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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I did find that the belt tensioner was needed adjusted. I made the adjustment and it all looks good. We will see tomorrow. Thanks for all the input
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 05:05 PM
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Had this happen to a friend. Ended up being a bad wheel bearing. You may want to have it checked.
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