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Who often do you change the belt?

11182 Views 9 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Silkentek
I replaced my 06 Suzuki S50 with a brand new 2012 Stryker yesterday. I rode to home from the dealership and I loved the Stryker.

I read the manual and I was surprized that it is recommended to change the drive belt every 2500 miles (4000km), also I was shock to know that the belt price is minimum $500.:(

I am not a handy guy, and with my current conservative mileage, I would be changing the belt every two years at a cost $800 approx. !!

Who often do you change the belt?


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I have actually never heard of someone having to change a belt =) You do need to check it tho, and if that bike is brand new, expect to need to adjust it in 600 miles or so for the first time. My bike and toby's bike both needed the belts adjusted after the first few hundred miles because it's brand new, and stretches a little with normal use and break in. Once past that point, we check it, or have it checked every time we change the oil =) (tho toby gives it a glance as it were every time we ride)
Our local Yami Dealer says they have only changed a belt twice. 1 due to and accident and another on a Raider where a smaller rear pulley was put on. They have been in business for 40 years.
Same here, our local mechanic finally had to change a belt because a bike came in that had a rock embedded in the middle of the belt... looked pretty freaky lol but the belt was till doing it's job
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