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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Belt Issues

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that my belt had a crack in it. I'm planning a road trip next week, and I've got a couple of questions:
1. Is it safe to road trip 200-300 miles with my belt in this condition?
2. Is it possible to find a belt for less than $400 if not?

As a side note, my bike makes the classic 900 "whining" sound that I'm afraid might be the stator from what I've read. Is that true, or might it be related to the belt?

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Wow... Looks like a rock got caught and tore the belt. Hard to say how long it will last, but at this point it's a ticking bomb. The belt has been breeched. I would replace as soon as possible. As for cost have not seen one for much less than $400.

Your whining could be either the stator or the belt, but it looks well aligned.

Sorry about your belt.

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Replace that belt immediately!!

It does look like a rock got jammed in there while you were riding.

It may last on your road trip, but it would be good insurance (assurance too!) that you will have a much more enjoyable and safe trip by replacing before you go. I do not believe the belt will cause a whining noise based on the picture you put up.

Belts will squeal more than whine, and that is caused by slipping. Cogged belts do not slip by design, but can rub on the sidewall of the pulley. Yours does not appear to be doing his.
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Like everybody else here, if I could predict the future I'd play the lottery but that belt is well compromised and past due no matter the cost.
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I would hesitate to ride that to the dealer if it was more than a couple miles away. Get that replaced immediately, or your ride will become a long walk instead.

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maybe here

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Would that belt work on an '08 model?
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Would that belt work on an '08 model?
http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detai...9011-0013.html

Same price and lists the '08 model, all flavors.
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Would be awful to fix belt and then stator goes out on road trip... just sayin!
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Really good price. Bookmarked this page.

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