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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt??
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How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
How many miles can a drive belt safely be ran? My bike is a '99 1600 with 42,XXX miles on it and I'm planning a couple trips this fall. I just don't want any issues on the trip. Thanks all!
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Ive got 50k on mine... Still looks new. I've seen guys posting 100k+ with theirs. Oem's are pretty strong. Now, if I ever had to take the swingarm off for some reason, I would probably change it just to know thiers a new one on it. just check it out for some irregular wear marks, sides rubbing,etc.
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
60k on my 03's original belt. They should last well over 100K. What tends to damage these belts is running dirty, running too tight, running crooked, and chemical attack. They are also tougher than aluminum pulleys and will eat them up until the worn aluminum cuts the belt if you are running the belt too tight.
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
I have 60,000 on my 04 and it still looks good.
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
61k miles on mine....still looks great!
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
The ones I've read about having problems is from those who've removed the belt guards. The pulleys will push a stone right through the belt. Mine has 78k and still looks good.
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
82,xxx miles on my 06 still looks good. Dave
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Erbman had 160K on his old bike qand I don't recall him ever posting that he had to change the belt.
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Just under 100k on mine....
 
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Re:How many miles can you get out of the belt?? 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
If you're a deliberately smooth type of rider and don't dog it all the time, I wouldn't give it a second thought if everything looks good on the belt and pulleys.
 
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