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Old 10-01-2019, 01:10 PM
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"It's showing wear."


That's what I hear every year.


Of course it's showing wear.


I remember saying that when I worked at a Texaco Station 40 years ago.





How often do you replace your belt??

Has anyone had a belt break??


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Old 10-01-2019, 01:51 PM
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I replace it when it is worn ;-) If you have a Yamaha, you can measure the width of the belt. The width at which you should replace it is in your owner's manual. Also, if it doesn't start up smoothly replace it (or perhaps your clutches are toast).

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"It's showing wear."


That's what I hear every year.


Of course it's showing wear.


I remember saying that when I worked at a Texaco Station 40 years ago.





How often do you replace your belt??

Has anyone had a belt break??


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Old 10-01-2019, 03:23 PM
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Oh, sorry. I thought you were talking about seat belts.

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Old 10-01-2019, 04:38 PM
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I have replaced mine once in 23k miles. Keep a spare belt in the garage and plan to wait until this one fails. I see some wear but nothing that is causing any problems.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:04 PM
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My 2005 Yamaha drive belt is 8 years old when Willy does he's annual service he checks it
So far clean bill of health
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I replace my 2015 Yamaha drive belt every 18 months or so. It gains about 1.5 mph after replacement, meaning it does start to slip without me feeling it.


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Old 10-01-2019, 09:25 PM
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It costs about $40 for a good new drive belt. Replace it about every 5 years or 7.5K miles so you don't have to worry about it failing you at an inconvenient moment. It will most likely last much longer, but why risk it?
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:04 PM
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Depends on you’re driving habits. If you slam the centrifugal clutch in and bang the belt every time you take off then it going to we’re out faster than featuring the centrifugal clutch in. Mine 7 years old 11k miles and looks like new. IMO eventually it will dry rot and start cracking, nothing you can do about age.
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I replace my 2015 Yamaha drive belt every 18 months or so. It gains about 1.5 mph after replacement, meaning it does start to slip without me feeling it.


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Slipping or wearing causing different wheel speed?
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:17 PM
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Slipping or wearing causing different wheel speed?


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