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How is the belt on the Kawi made ?
Is it made with a whole bunch of strings ?
If the belt breaks I don't want all the strings wrapping around the shafts and taking out the seals .
I run a Gates belt on my Poo because when the belt breaks it grenades into tiny pieces and won't take out the shaft seals .
Probably gonna go the same way on the KRX unless I hear otherwise.
 

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The belt system on this is a different animal than the popo. The belt is under constant tension with the wet clutch. I haven’t heard of a single belt coming apart.
 

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I searched KRX belt failure and could not find any results. Only changing and inspection. Waiting for the first failure...
 

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I've seen these machines with over 2000 miles with the original belt. Friend of mine had 2600 miles when he changed his. The belt was still within specs on measurements. He did change it anyway but the old belt is now a spare. These machines do not wear the belts.
 

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I've seen these machines with over 2000 miles with the original belt. Friend of mine had 2600 miles when he changed his. The belt was still within specs on measurements. He did change it anyway but the old belt is now a spare. These machines do not wear the belts.
Many reports of grooved sheaves on the early clutches.
How did his sheaves look?
 

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Many reports of grooved sheaves on the early clutches.
How did his sheaves look?
He did change the clutch weight due to wear from right coast due to feeling it shift. Shouldn't feel the machine change gears. They did have some good wear on the weights but not the sheaves. Polished then up with a scotch pad and cleaned it up really good. Definitely change out the weights. Right coast will build you a set according to your elevation and added weight of your machine.
 

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I've seen these machines with over 2000 miles with the original belt. Friend of mine had 2600 miles when he changed his. The belt was still within specs on measurements. He did change it anyway but the old belt is now a spare. These machines do not wear the belts.
That’s what I did
 

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Why do people keep the old belts for spares vs carrying a new belt?? If/when one breaks why put a used belt on just to get home and replace it again???

I have seen people carry enough tools and spare parts including new axles to send a rocket to Mars but have an old used belt...what am I missing?
 

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Why do people keep the old belts for spares vs carrying a new belt?? If/when one breaks why put a used belt on just to get home and replace it again???

I have seen people carry enough tools and spare parts including new axles to send a rocket to Mars but have an old used belt...what am I missing?
You’re suppose to break a belt in before flogging on it. If you use a used belt then it’s already broke in.
 

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Why do people keep the old belts for spares vs carrying a new belt?? If/when one breaks why put a used belt on just to get home and replace it again???

I have seen people carry enough tools and spare parts including new axles to send a rocket to Mars but have an old used belt...what am I missing?
My thought process is, carrying a new belt around it stands the chance of getting damaged or something sitting in the tool box forgotten about. If I break a belt on a trip and put a used one back on to get off trail/home I still plan on changing and properly cleaning everything when I get home.
 
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