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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:31 pm quote
Sooooo, "Frigg" is an 05 with roughly 6500 miles on her. She has the original belt rollers etc. The parts people "The Man" was pretty adiment about "you have to replace the belt, it's gonna snap any second. Now that I've got everything cleaned in the transmission case, the belt looks great. No cracks or flaking, looks pretty solid. All that being said I was told the belt deteriorates over time, regardless of miles. I'm just not seeing any damage or deterioration. I guess I'll put on the new one since I've already got it all apart, but I think I'll save the old one as a "road spare".
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:44 pm quote
I think that is a wise decision. 14 years is a very long time to be on the original belt. As you say, you cannot determine the condition of the belt whilst it is in situ. Get it changed and give yourself peace of mind.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:33 pm quote
You can always keep riding it with the old belt and prove the naysayers wrong, or not.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:17 pm quote
Re: Belt gt200
Vesomerpa wrote:
but I think I'll save the old one as a "road spare".
Give it a good coating of WD-40 and seal it in a plastic bag.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:06 am quote
Re: Belt gt200
waspmike wrote:
Vesomerpa wrote:
but I think I'll save the old one as a "road spare".
Give it a good coating of WD-40 and seal it in a plastic bag.
Is this a proven technique for preserving the life of a belt?
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:52 am quote
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Touring300 wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Vesomerpa wrote:
but I think I'll save the old one as a "road spare".
Give it a good coating of WD-40 and seal it in a plastic bag.
Is this a proven technique for preserving the life of a belt?
It keeps the belt-bugs from nesting in it.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:42 am quote
Re: Belt gt200
Touring300 wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Give it a good coating of WD-40 and seal it in a plastic bag.
Is this a proven technique for preserving the life of a belt?
Have you ever heard of it before?
He owns stock in WD40.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:48 pm quote
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Touring300 wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Vesomerpa wrote:
but I think I'll save the old one as a "road spare".
Give it a good coating of WD-40 and seal it in a plastic bag.
Is this a proven technique for preserving the life of a belt?
...And radiator hoses on old cars. Tires on slot cars, Kart racing et al.

Some of us have had other pastimes.

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:53 am quote
It's good to spray on your engine after you clean it, that way the next time you wash it, everything just comes right off. A lot of dirt bikers do that.
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