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.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.
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.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.
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!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.