Carrying Spare Belt
I've been largely avoiding gravel roads on my excursions with the Stryker out of concern that I'll get a piece of gravel in the belt and wreck the belt. After a couple of hours of searching online, I think the whole "gravel in the belt" thing is largely an irrational fear, especially if you keep the stock belt guard on. Removing the belt guard seems to cause gunk problems (makes sense) in the system.
There seem to be a lot of guys who live on gravel roads and ride belt drive motorcycles for years with no problems, so maybe this is all paranoia in my mind.
That being said, I was thinking that maybe it might be a good idea to carry a spare belt on long trips. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have an extra lying around at some remote dealership, but if I've got one then someone could install it if need be.
My question is about the nature of these belts. I was told that you can't roll them up or twist them, they need to be stored in a regular gentle loop or else they can be damaged. I wonder if that might be old technology talk? Or are modern belt drives that sensitive.
Also, since there is no master link on a belt (unlike a chain drive) I'm thinking it would be a **** of a job to replace a belt. Or do they just kind of settle over the pulleys? Anyone have any experience with that?
Just some random midsummer thoughts....