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I am fast approaching the 30K-mile mark and I looked at the Periodic Maintenance Table and it shows "Drive Belt - Replace". Has anyone on here actually replaced their belt at 30K miles? Would you expect the dealership to replace it at 30K miles as part of the prepaid maintenance plan? I will find out the answer to my second question soon as I need to get the routine maintenance done before heading to Sturgis.

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Default D'oh!

Ok. I guess I'll reply to my own post to say that I did another search and I found the poll...

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...&highlight=30K

I'll still let you know what the dealership says.

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clean your belt with soap and water using a toothbrush every oil change. You should be good till 80 thousand. Then maybe replace it.
Vic is so far off on their maintenance schedule its assnine.
Why would you spend 500 bucks to replace something thats still perfectly good.
Over on a vision forum there a lot of guys with 80 thousand on their belt

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clean your belt with soap and water using a toothbrush every oil change. You should be good till 80 thousand. Then maybe replace it.
Vic is so far off on their maintenance schedule its assnine.
Why would you spend 500 bucks to replace something thats still perfectly good.
Over on a vision forum there a lot of guys with 80 thousand on their belt
Thanks for the advice on cleaning it.

I wouldn't pay to replace the belt but I doubt I would turn it down if it was included in the prepaid maintenance.

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Avg mileage we have seen is 45-55K


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That's good info Toledo.

Thing is your sample is at least somewhat
A. riders with a low tolerance for wear and tear and a limited capacity for distancing themselves from factory recommendations.
B. riders with broke stuff.

We got guys like Motorbikerx running around with a hole in his belt for umpty thousand miles. I doubt an authorized shop would let that fly. Not that Motorbikerx is necessarily representative of the rest of motorcyclists that don't have maintenance done at dealerships, but he is one example.

Not knocking your numbers, just questioning the diversity of your data pool.

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Just from what our riders around here have been saying they get out of em or what they figure is a good number to change it out at, One gent is at 75k and still going on the first one,2012 CC, Texas to Ohio, and all in between.

Another gent, bought a spare and used it at 31K.


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Keep running it I reckon, I'm at close to 50,000 miles and the last half of that with a central hole from a stone I removed.
I dont do the toothbrush trip either.
I bought a spare belt from HET and will run this one tiil it breaks (no more dragstrip though)
Id love to get all the belts they change out at 30,000 and I'd have a free endless supply of belts with harldy half thier useful life.

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look in your owner's book it will show you what to look for when inspecting the belt.
A to tight belt will rip the teeth off the belt.
A to loose belt will break on you

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I just passed the 30K mark and the belt is fine. I clean it when I wash the bike and inspect it whenever I check the air in the tires. It looks fine and I have no intention of replacing it anytime soon, nor am I worried. If it ain't broke, don't fix it....

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