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Postby Rodster » Fri May 15, 2009 19:45 19

I am curious.
What is the longest anybody has gone on a drive belt before changing it ? How many ever had a drive belt break and how many miles did it have on it. This is just for Majesty scooters
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Postby Rodster » Sun May 17, 2009 21:01 21

Nobody has broken one ?
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Postby doddgary » Tue Jun 09, 2009 21:30 21

1. Yes, I want to know also; I have 17K on mine, and have no intention of even thinking about it for awhile.
2. I would love to know how many are simply going to ride it till it breaks, so we can get an idea of when it begins to weaken.
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Postby gruntled » Tue Jun 09, 2009 23:54 23

I would like to hear if it really does do as much damage as they suggest it might if it breaks. I suspect it might start to slip before then. There have been suggestions to replace it with a Kevlar belt but when I asked I was told the Kevlar belt would cause wear on other parts.
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Postby Daboo » Wed Jun 10, 2009 0:34 00

The Burgman 400 is supposed to have the belt changed at 14,000 miles. I bought one and held onto it till I needed it. In my case, I kept measuring the width per the service manual till I got down to just above the minimum specs. So I finally changed mine at 22,500 miles or 8000 miles past the recommended time to change it.

People who have had their belt fail have found it disintegrates inside the casing. When it goes, you aren't.

You obviously would have to make a judgment based on how often you ride, and how many miles and the type of riding you do. For someone who did any long distance rides, you wouldn't want to be stranded on the side of the road when your belt broke. However, if all you do is ride a couple thousand miles per year and all of it very local, it wouldn't hurt as much to push it longer.

I found prices varied considerably when I called around for a replacement belt, and did a search on the Internet. FWIW, I figured that if the OEM belt could last that long, there was no reason to take my chances on an aftermarket belt. Plus, I've heard that the Kevlar belts don't last as long because they don't give.

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Postby klanger » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:38 02

My belt lasted for 25 000 miles (about 40 000 km) but riding Majesty (YP 250) with it was an extreme sport :)

Don't recommend that...

To avoid unwanted break, you should inspect your V-belt – measure it, and check if there are any cracks (on the inside of the belt).

Yamaha recommends to change belt every 12000-14000 miles (about 20 000 km). Also the best parts are the original parts – Yamaha v-belt always lasted 2x the distance of tuning (Kevlar) belts.
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Extreme sport???

Postby doddgary » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:27 05

1. Don't understand comment.
2. What does riding your Majesty have to do with "extreme sport?"
3. Are you saying not changing the belt earlier is OK or risky?
1. '05 Majesty bought new in Aug. 06: $5000
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Re: Extreme sport???

Postby klanger » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:21 06

doddgary wrote:1. Don't understand comment.
2. What does riding your Majesty have to do with "extreme sport?"
3. Are you saying not changing the belt earlier is OK or risky?


All I'm saying is that you should stick to Yamaha Manual and inspect your v-belt after about 10 000 km, and change your v-belt after about 20 000 km.

Use only original Yamaha parts.

That is all.

The “extreme sport” part was a joke, you know, and as so I should not explain it – however...
YP 250 belt after 40 000 km is more than 2 cm longer than the new one – so it can brake at any time.
Which means it is dangerous and stupid to ride scooter with it – which means that I was stupid to ride YP 250 with such a v-belt.

Sorry for my English, as it is not my native language – if you like I can always explain my post in my native language:

Chodzilo mi o to, ze pasek nalezy sprawdzic po 10 000 km, a wymienic po 20 000 – zgodnie z instrukcja Yamaha.

Nalezy uzywac czesci oryginalnych, bo te starczaja na dluzej.

To tyle.

Co do “sportow esktremalny”, byl to dowcip, ktorego z natury sie nie tlumaczy, ale...
chodzilo mi o to, ze jazda na pasku majacym 40000 km jest niebezpieczna I glupia, bo pasek moze w kazdym momencie peknac. Pasek po 40000 km jest o 2 centymetry dluzszy od nowego …. itd itd
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Postby Blexcroid » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:21 08

Polish?
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Re: Extreme sport???

Postby bozoo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:19 03

klanger wrote:Chodzilo mi o to, ze pasek nalezy sprawdzic po 10 000 km, a wymienic po 20 000 – zgodnie z instrukcja Yamaha.

Nalezy uzywac czesci oryginalnych, bo te starczaja na dluzej.

To tyle.

Co do “sportow esktremalny”, byl to dowcip, ktorego z natury sie nie tlumaczy, ale...
chodzilo mi o to, ze jazda na pasku majacym 40000 km jest niebezpieczna I glupia, bo pasek moze w kazdym momencie peknac. Pasek po 40000 km jest o 2 centymetry dluzszy od nowego …. itd itd

O, witam rodaka! Fajnie wiedzieć, że nie jestem tu jedynym przedstawicielem naszego kraju :P

Blexcroid wrote:Polish?

Looks like.

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