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wood butcher2010-08-11 13:43:27 +0000 #1
ok i got my new Gates Powerlink belt on , part#pl30069 from carquest. i will let yall know how it holds up , but know i need to know the proper break in period for a new belt.
wood butcher2010-08-11 13:48:31 +0000 #2
come on ,no one know how to breakin a new belt?
hondarecoveryman2010-08-11 14:13:27 +0000 #3
I usually just let it idle for a few mins, then drive the quad gradually to top speed ( like 1 mile gradually) then inspect deflection , adjust if needed
wood butcher2010-08-11 14:12:57 +0000 #4
thats what i thought . thanks Trey
hondarecoveryman2010-08-11 15:36:30 +0000 #5
Anytime Tim , Hows your paint holdin up ?
nmkawierider2010-08-11 14:47:21 +0000 #6
Knowing that the contact surfaces have to break in together...kinda like rings to cylinders, I usualy take her out and run it up and down the RPM range in low range for a few miles gradualy adding load to it.... as in hills and such as I go. Then in high range for another 10 miles kinda easy at first cause I don't want it to even start slipping during break-in cause it hard to ware-off any glazing. Then I let her eat in the soft stuff so she can spin up without too much load. In all I give it 15-20 miles. After about 30 miles I'll hill-climb in high range until about 50 miles where I check the deflection and adjust if necessary.

Probably way more then anyone else does or needs to...but.. I do get 900-1000 miles out of my belts.
wood butcher2010-08-11 15:27:02 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by hondarecoveryman

Anytime Tim , Hows your paint holdin up ?

used and abused, i quit worrying about it

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