About this time last year when Vic was shutting down I purchased a new belt just to have on hand. It came in a box folded over in half. I never took the belt out of the box. I put the box with belt and and a couple other bits on the shelf and never looked back. What is the best way to store the new extra belt? Hang it?Polaris many moons ago changed the way they shipped the belts as well. They use to come folded up on themselves, till they started to realize that when they did that the belts started to fail faster.
They were cracking on the folds, so after a while they changed the boxes and ship them now unfolded.
Its the same as when you keep folding over a thin piece of metal or whatever, if you keep folding it back and fourth on its self, sooner or later it snaps.