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Well, I hope that's the end of your problems in that area, thanks for reporting back and letting us know what they had to do. That front pulley nut can do great damage if not caught quickly. Great info!!
 

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Glad you got your bike patched up and back. Indeed thanks for posting back. I was happy to see mine was tight and staked as it should be...the sound I was hearing the other day is gone but still kind of on my mind.
 

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picked up the bike today, my hypothesis was correct the pulley did cause the
damage from having the loose nut. Another contributor was my belt was way too tight. It was all covered under my warranty thankfully. They also took care of the recall on my throttle cable guide bracket. All in all they replaced the middle driven shaft, pulley, nut, washer, seals and gasket. I also received fresh transfer case oil out of it.
Did you tighten your belt at any point? Mine seems really tight as well...as I discovered while investigating the other related problems. My dad's 07 Roadliner has a much looser belt. Same with the ones in the showroom. I think the new noise (rubber on metal kinda sound) is from the belt too tight. Need to loosen it but don't have the time right now to dive in. My exhaust and everything has to come off.
 

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No it was like that when I bought it. It rides different now that the belt is set properly. The belt was so tight before there was not any deflection whatsoever. Gotta believe it put a lot of stress on the shaft and bearings.
 

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No it was like that when I bought it. It rides different now that the belt is set properly. The belt was so tight before there was not any deflection whatsoever. Gotta believe it put a lot of stress on the shaft and bearings.
My thoughts exactly. Unless Yamaha wants to step up and fix this problem, I think I'm going to set put everything back together, set the tension correctly, and see where it goes from here.
 

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I think the original owner lowered the bike himself and probably tightened the belt too much. I haven't touched it. Funny thing is as when I had the dealership change my oil and put on a new front tire last summer they mentioned in passing that the belt was tight. I was like ok...why did you not loosen it if you thought it was a big deal. I took it out again today and it seems faster than normal and it coasts better when letting off the gas. I suppose its all attributed to a looser belt...
 

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they prolly thought the belt would get loose as it was driven.

and normally they would be right.

apparently, the kevlar reinforced belt did not stretch.
 

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06 Stratoliner "S" - 3RD GEAR WHINE

Gents, I'm getting real sick of a VERY distinct WHINE in 3rd gear when driving at lower speeds. It literally sounds like the 3rd gear (and only the 3rd!) is running downright DRY! Whines like hell and if I rolled by you slowly (35 or less) you'd literally HEAR IT whining. WTF OVER?? I checked my pulley-nut and all's good! I use high-quality lubricants everywhere, and just had it changed.

Does anyone else have this issue? Transmission whining in 3rd gear? VERY LOUD?
 

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There have been a few third gears with chipped teeth. Have your dlr check it for possible repair...Yamaha has seen the problem and may help fix it if defective.
 

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I have one of the first 06 liners with close to 30K miles and the third set of tires. Bridgestone this time. Looking to get a 2010 super liner this spring. Zero problems so far. Was at the dealer for the first oil change and the three sets of tires. That's it.
If you are in a turn like an entrance to the x way or next to a concrete wall. Where the noise from the bike will reflect. You can here a wine or howl coming from the front wheel. Its like the old toy tops. The harder you spin the top the louder it howls. The same with the front wheel.
Willie
 

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As an update, I disassembled the middle drive gear, loosened the belt and checked for wear. I had a small amount of wear on the teeth of the shaft and and middle drive gear. Lubed it up good and reassembled. Torque to spec and then reset the belt tension appropriately. Rode about 500-600 miles round trip to the shore and haven't had a problem or noise since. I hope it lasts. If not, I'll ride it until something pops up.

Not sure if I mentioned it earlier either...but my local dealer said he's heard of the nut coming loose but hasn't seen anything from Yamaha. Called a service rep and he said he's never heard of it.
 

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Obnoxious 3rd Gear Whine at slow speeds!!!

There have been a few third gears with chipped teeth. Have your dlr check it for possible repair...Yamaha has seen the problem and may help fix it if defective.
RoadKill, how do you know that? I have a '06, so its 100% guaranteed to be one of the problematic ones! Dog gone it. Please send me more info anyone on this issue. Thank you!
 

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Well after 40K miles I decided to check the drive nut. There has not been any noise or any strange vibes. The nut was loose and out about 1/8 in. from the hub. I also had the dust inside the area. I cleaned out the area and reassembled the nut using the red lock tight. I also re-staked the nut. One thing that I thought was strange was the fact the original stake was 1/2 inch short from what the new stake is. It is my guess is that the nut was never tight from the factory. This is why the nut did not stay. I had no noise and I think that was because the belt was perfectly in-line and was tracking correctly. I have not ridden it yet I just serviced the bike and need to pick up new plugs tomarrow.

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i had the noise when i had 31k on my bike and i tighted the nut and now at 46k yamaha is replacing the shaft and nut and nut and bolt and gasket. lucy my warranty runs out next month
 

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Don't think you will hear from the OP or the last one before you. I would do what all the previous posters did and check the drive nut...that or make sure both feet are on the pegs lol....goood luck.
 

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You might want to post in the Yamaha section ...I'm sure someone there will be able to help....it sounds from the original posts that the transmission may be at fault but later posts suggest it is driveline...you need to isolate which it may be it to be able to make some headway.


Good luck
 

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I rode my bike yesterday and it sounded normal at least it seem normal. I started out today and started hearing a grinding noise when decellerating and down shifting. I pulled the cover off the drive pulley to find the nut on the drive shafted almost completely backed off. it appeared that the nut had been notched at some point, but appeared it was removed and not re-notched. I re-installed the nut and notched it it thoroughly. I am worried that the belt may be too tight as there is very little movement in the belt. I inspected the belt and it appears to be in excellent condition and I can only imagine that the belt is on its original setting as there is only 22k miles on the bike. The bike seems to be riding just fine now that the nut has been reinstalled, but I will have the belt checked by the dealer to avoid any issues. Those of you that have experienced what seems to be a tight belt can you confirm that the belt was infact too tight?
 

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06 Liner third gear whine

My 06 had begun to whine in third over the last several months and has progressively gotten louder. It has 21K on it.I looked around the net and found many others with 06 & 07 liners having the same whine as well as gear failure all together. I called one of the dealerships I have used and the service manager told me he had just done a overhaul and delivered an 06 with the same problem. $1800.00 to replace this part and all related bearings, gaskets and such. GEAR, 3RD PINION, P/N 99999-03864-00 (replaces 1D7-17131-01-00) . I said this much be a faulty part to which he said he did not know. What else would cause a part like this to fail after only 21K?

I am taking my bike to another dealer I have used today. The service manager there said he had not seen this problem yet and that he would call Yamaha once it was inspected and see what they tell them.

If interested I will fine another report after I talk to him.

Gary
 
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