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    For those of you with over 65,000 miles on your Spyders at what point did you consider replacing your drive belt? I have 68,000+ on my 2012 RTL original belt and sprocket. If you are still on your original belt what do the teeth look like? How are they sitting in the Sprocket? Is your Sprocket worn,and how did you know?

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    At 68K, I would have a spare at the ready. Carry it with you if you are traveling. PS. That will give you extra life on the current belt. Murphy's Law in reverse.
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    Hi Paul, Your belt is 10 years old. I would be inclined to do a replacement next time it is convenient, like when replacing the rear tire. The belt has served you well. Keep it with you as an emergency replacement..... Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus1300 View Post
    For those of you with over 65,000 miles on your Spyders at what point did you consider replacing your drive belt? I have 68,000+ on my 2012 RTL original belt and sprocket. If you are still on your original belt what do the teeth look like? How are they sitting in the Sprocket? Is your Sprocket worn,and how did you know?
    I expect to get 250,000 mi. from my orig. OEM belt...( Unless it gets damaged ).. During riding season it lives in my garage .... in winter it lives in my basement. Only a very small portion of the Belt ever see's the sun, so no ultraviolet is going to effect it ..... good luck .... Mike .....PS someone should ask SpyderAnn how long Her belts have lasted

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    Thanks Mike. I thought I might be a lone ranger. I check the belt routinely for wear and damage, the only time I get down on the garage floor except for replacing rear brake pads and changing coolant. The same technician has changed all my rear tires and on last change, 200 miles ago gave me a full status report on whole drive system and brakes, all fine. I don't intend to begin thinking about it until I approach 150K.
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    I haven't heard from Joe on how Anne's belts go but I have also never heard of them changing one either. Jim I am probably 2 years away from a rear tire change but I have to agree with Mike,other then atmospheric the sun doesn't really reach the belt. I am very encouraged that others are thinking they can make at least 100,000 mi on a belt as that is also my intention. Thanks for all your replies.

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    If there are no cracks or large chunks on the belt along with proper tension you should far exceed 100k on the belt.

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    Took me 8 years to put 20,000 miles on my bike. So if the belt is good to 100,000 miles I don’t have to change it til it’s 40 years old.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOOPY View Post
    Took me 8 years to put 20,000 miles on my bike. So if the belt is good to 100,000 miles I don’t have to change it til it’s 40 years old.



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    that sounds good to me. It's taken me 6 years to put 60,000 on it, there were 8000 on it when I bought it. That means I'll have to stay alive and ride it at least 6 more years.

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    Unless it's in the desert sun all of the time (UV radiation) that belt should last a really long time, like Mike suggested.
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    I have a 2008 that only has 20K on it. Bought it 5 years ago an it had 9K on it then. As a desert dweller, we replace tires every three years due rto heat and dry rot potential. I keep the bike 100% covered when not out on it. I have it the belt inspected ebeverytime I have it in for service or the tires replaced. Never a lot of wear on tires, but not risking a blow oy on a mountain pass heading to Flagsatff for a lunch ride. Belt and sprockets look good on my old GS.

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    Other than UV and direct chemical attack, oxzone is hard on rubber and plastic. O-rings stored near a high voltage source where I used to work all disintegrated from the ozone it produced.
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    New belt at 14,000 miles. Caught a rock somewhere and found a big hole. I hate when that happens !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireplug98 View Post
    New belt at 14,000 miles. Caught a rock somewhere and found a big hole. I hate when that happens !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireplug98 View Post
    New belt at 14,000 miles. Caught a rock somewhere and found a big hole. I hate when that happens !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pidjones View Post
    Other than UV and direct chemical attack, oxzone is hard on rubber and plastic. O-rings stored near a high voltage source where I used to work all disintegrated from the ozone it produced.
    Yes, I've heard that. Years ago ribber and plastic items stored in our garages along with freezers and extra refrigerators, disintegrated rapidly. Not so much anymore because they've changed compounds. I guess?

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    Does this go for most spyders, regardless of year or model that they can go that long technically without issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcking12 View Post
    Does this go for most spyders, regardless of year or model that they can go that long technically without issues?
    As far as their belts are concerned, then YES, these belts can last/work well for a looonnng time, barring any unforseen physical injuries & or exposure to on road/in use hazards. There are at least a few Spyder drive belts out there that are still going strong at well over 100,000 miles now; others that may or may not have similar milage that've been working fine on any/every Spyder model since they began back around 2008, and the vast majority of them have done it all without any issues.

    So just Ryde More, & Worry Less - and especially don't worry too much about the potential life of your Spyder's drive belt!
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