I know ... I said I was done discussing belts, but I just keep coming back for more abuse. Anyway, not to burst anyone's bubble, but I just asked my dealer if he has seen any of the problems that are being discussed on this thread. His answer is "no". Why? Because when they adjust the belt and alignment, they do it by the book and customer's don't seem to be complaining.Ok I'm convinced that you are the foremost authority on everything Tbird. I hope triumph takes note.. because they have incompetent techs everywhere!
That was sarcasm..
I don't side with anyone who I think is wrong. I am siding with paulfun because I believe he is dead nuts correct. I would never spray any crap on this belt. Why? Because I adjust it by the book and I have absolutely no problems. I also agree with him that if you've got 3 dealers telling you these noises are common, you've got three dealers who are idiots. Do you suppose the bike is engineered to have these problems? Also, even if the design is "young", the folks who design and manufacture the pulley's and belts (Gates, Dayco, whoever) have been doing so for years. My guess is that by now, they probably have it right (that was just mild sarcasm).
It's your bike, your money and your time but I still suggest that if you are mechanically inclined, you might want to get your bike back into spec by following the factory recommended procedure and see if that alleviates the problem. Even if it doesn't (but I think it will), you really don't have much to loose. Yes, spraying that silicone gunk on the belt stops the noise, just like a band aid stops the bleeding, even if the cut requires a stitch.
Either way, good luck and enjoy the ride.
Okay ... now I'm done with belts!