Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redneck Minnesota
my pulley was bad
hi, had my pulley loosen up. it was caused by excessive belt tension. i live in minnesota. i put new rubber on the bike in march when it was still pretty cold, mid 30 deg days. i set the belt tension and thought i was good to go. about 2 - 3 thousand miles and my bike started to make noise. i was on a ride and i checked the belt. it was so tight i couldn't even move the belt. it was like a banjo string. this is caused from the aluminum frame,swing arm expanding when it warms up. it pulley on the pulley so hard it loosened up and moved around on the shaft. the nut was still tight and tightening it more didnt work. it was worn out and it still moved around no matter what. i had to buy a new pulley, nut and spring washer. if you just tightened the nut the pulley is probably still lose. on my bike the splines on the pulley and shaft were both worn, replacing the pulley helped but i'm sure this will happen to me again because the output shaft is a bit worn now. not sure if this is what caused the pulley to loosen up but if you live in colder climate area you might want to keep a close eye on the belt tension.
2007 Stratoliner "S"
Totaled out on 8/14/17 at 69,985 miles.
She was Bad Ass, It has cool Brain stuff in it.
K&N, BAM, BRA Mod (only one on the planet),
Stock 2:1 header pipe and Roadhouse Slip-on muffler
I loved my Strat