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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Default belt lasts how long?

Again im new to my 2008 kp,,,but i love it..no issues...i have about 12k on it now and was wondering when i should change the belt? how much mileage should i expect to get on it?
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What do the man-yul say?

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not sure used bike,,didn't come with man-yul ....but just seeing what veteran victory owners have gotten on their belts....
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I think man-yul says to inspect and replace at 30k. There have been a few folks who took their belts to the 100k mark. If you see damaged teeth, it's time to replace. Otherwise, keep riding.

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Here's the manual for a 2008 Victory Kingpin.

http://cdn.polarisindustries.com/pol...9921239r02.pdf

Like CrossRoads said, page 83 states to replace at 30K miles. But I also agree with him that most belts will go 50 to 75K if not more. Do a good inspection and replace once you start to see damage on the teeth.

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I have an 03 Vegas with 30k miles on it and mine still looks new.

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One of the few places I don't agree with the manufacturers recommendations. 30k is a major maintenance milestone but I'm satisfied that a full inspection of the belt and pulleys is sufficient. Replacement solely because of mileage? Seems a little harsh if everything passes muster.

I do keep a spare though. More likely to wreck one than wear one out. Victory dealers tend to not stock them if the horror stories are true so if you chew one up and don't have a replacement, enjoy the walk.

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Well mine broke at 32K. When I bought the bike it had 28K, I had not really done much with it yet at that point. Mine broke cleanly and when I inspected it after the break, other than the place where it no longer connected to the other end it looked great. So I am not sure an inspection would have warned me. Thinking back on it a couple of times before it broke I think I heard it squeal. So It may have not been adjusted properly.

As Pop mentioned unless you live in a big city where they have a big Victory dealer, you will be looking at a week or so before getting a belt. So the question becomes do you want to change it when your ready or when it decides to break. So having a spare around is probably a good idea if you are on the upper side of the mileage limit.

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with a tooth brush clean the belt every oil change. Soap water scrub and do pulley.
If you keep it adjusted properly you should get 75 thousand out of it if not more.
A belt is not cheap $275

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with a tooth brush clean the belt every oil change. Soap water scrub and do pulley.
If you keep it adjusted properly you should get 75 thousand out of it if not more.
A belt is not cheap $275
Neither is a chain\sprocket and they don't last as long!

If you're concerned, replace it. Keep the old as a spare.
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