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  1. Kinger08

    Kinger08 Active Member

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    Has anyone tried the aftermarket belts from Victorythings.com
    Would like to replace mine on my 2011 cross country
     
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    I've read where people tried them and the failed, shortly after installing.
     
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    does yours need replacing?
     
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    Aftermarket belt on my buddies bike snapped with 10,000 miles on it while we were on a trip. Kudos to Witchdoctors for overnighting an oem belt to get us back on the road.

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    No it only has 22000 miles on it but I thought I could replace it this winter to avoid future problems.
     
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    many guys have 80k and more on the OEM belt. Keep it as is and don’t worry about it.
     
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    H-D has said for years the life expectancy of the belt is 80k. Have seen them last longer. My boss in 1980 made me buy an FXB, "Sturgis". I really wanted the Wide Glide. When I asked him why, he said,"If anybody can tear one up you can". Shucked two front belts then realized H-D hadn't made any provision for venting the primary, replaced the derby cover and the inspection cover with slotted ones and cured the problem. The covers were aftermarket that had been around for awhile for people that did their own conversions. H-D never did figure it out and '82 was the last of the primary belt.
    Finally got my WG in '82. ditched the rear chain and converted to belt. Been using and abusing them ever since and haven't broken one................................yet. Ran one with a hole punched through the center for over 10k on a Softail, bastard never did break.
    Seems like the only ones I've seen break are ones that get nicked on the side or from a rolling burnout when the belt goes slack for an instant before the load comes back.
    Have a brand new one vacuum packed and in the bedroom closet.
     
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    Be glad it wasn't a Harley, flat rate is six hours if I remember correctly, and you had to be damned fast to do it. That's with a well equipped shop.
     
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    Seems BDL has them and they've been around since the '70's. Never had any problems with 'em.
     
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    Any indication for why it failed?
     
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    We we're hitting the twisties hard all day and as we were taking it easy thru town pulling into a gas station he said it just quit pulling. Belt was laying in street half a block back.
     
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    Any idea who made that belt?
     
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    Someplace in California that manufactures and sells them he told me. Don't know the name of the place.
     
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    I had purchased a new ( OEM ) old stock belt for my XCT on Ebay at a good price for down the road if needed in the future. Does it need to be packaged in a certain way for long term storage? I see that you say above about vacuum packing it. Mine is in a box in my garage. All I have ever done to my original belt is wash it in mild dish soap and adjust it once dry like they say in the manual. Good to know that the OEM Polaris belts last a long time.
     
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    Oxygen and UV light will deteriorate the elastomers in the belt but it takes a long time. Wrap it up in a zip lock and keep in dark place and it will outlast the bike.
     
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