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Duanelr
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 03:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How common is it for these to break? Bike has about 30,000+ miles. Where is the cheapest place to purchase one?


belt3


No burn outs, now wheelies, (ever). I was gently pulling away from a stop light in traffic.
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Xbpete
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It happens, they get old, some change them out at 20k

You could get a used belt on Fleabay for around 140 or so, put up a wanted ad in the classifieds.
or get a new belt from St Paul Harley

https://st-paul-harley-davidson-buell.myshopify.co m/products/g0500-1amg-genuine-buell-drive-belt-200 8-2010-1125r-only-u8a

(Message edited by xbpete on April 19, 2019)
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Froggy
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They are lifetime like the headlight bulbs or handle bar grips are lifetime. They don't have a scheduled replacement interval, just when worn or broken. I personally do about 25k before swapping a belt out.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Watch your rear wheel bearings if you sling a new, tight belt on. I had a bearing failure shortly after changing to a new belt. I believe there was a correlation. I didn't catch the bearing failure in time and ruined the rear wheel.

Edit--The sign of my bearing failure that I mis-interpreted was an unusual screetching/squeeling noise that started to manifest itself when leaned over to the left and worsened very shortly before the bearing completely blew up.

(Message edited by fresnobuell on April 20, 2019)
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Willmrx
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Gorilla tape it, and ride home slow!
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Stimbrell
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 04:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mine broke at 8K and 16K miles, coming up to 24K now so have bought a new one just in case.
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Judsonkillian
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 06:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The manual says to replace them every 10k. I only have about thirty miles on my bike since I bought it two years ago, took and passed the HD safety course, but having ignition issues right now. Just want it fixed.
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Willmrx
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The manual also says you need to remove the oil cooler before you remove the left side engine case. The real word is, all you have to do is, disconnect the oil line going to the cooler. I had almost 25,000 plus mileage on my drive belt before I replaced it, only because it was old.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 02:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I got about 28,000 on mine before I had to replace it. It didn't break. SOmething took a chunk out of it. I LOVE the belt design of the 1125R and so does every one of my buddies who have to clean their chains.

So what's the deal with belts? Are they going to become obsolete at some point? It would suck to be get grounded because you can't get a belt....I guess all my buddies who have to clean their chain have that advantage.

(Message edited by fresnobuell on April 21, 2019)
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Stimbrell
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 04:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"The manual says to replace them every 10k"

I have never seen that in the manuals, where have you seen it please?
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Judsonkillian
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 05:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I apollogize, I can't find it in the manual, I know I read it somewhere. On table 1.1 in the manual, it says to inspect the rear pulley and belt at every maintenance interval. If iI remember, there's a youtube video that says to replace it every 10k. again I apologize for misleading information.
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Zacks
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 11:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

well, if it's on youtube....
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Stimbrell
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 04:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No worries, just thought I had missed it.
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