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Old 22nd February 2006
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Angry Damn belt @!#$%^&*^$#



Just needed to vent!
Bike is 3 days out of warranty and belt broke.
HD Customer Service is closed and Service Manager where I take my bike is gone for the day .
Will make calls in morning and hopefully get it paid for.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Any idea what lunched it??

I'm at 14,500 or so, and mine still looks new!
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Probably heat and hard riding.
AZ is bad on belts, hoses, etc
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Any idea what lunched it??

I'm at 14,500 or so, and mine still looks new!
The warranty was up!
sorry Indyrednek not laughin at you just feelin your pain
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Wow! I hate to hear it man. My belt is over 50k and doin fine. These belts are known for longevity, I would be lookin real hard for a cause.
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Wow! I hate to hear it man. My belt is over 50k and doin fine. These belts are known for longevity, I would be lookin real hard for a cause.
I forgot he was in Arizona....

Besides heat, there is LOTS of flying dirt, gravel, etc...and that sheat sticks to stuff and builds up.....REAL fine dirt and sand ALWAYS flying around....

Its sorta understandable there....

I'd be interested in a REGIONAL or STATE thread/poll about belt breakage...

Just curious to see how much environmental factors might be to blame for belt breakage.....
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Indy,
Don't feel bad. You have 22,000 miles on that belt. Mine broke at 12,000.
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give em hell. i hope u got a good dealer because most will tell u to screw. the wont good wil it. good luck
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Pretty sure my dealer would back date the service tag. Just keep your cool, explain it to your Service Manager and maybe he'd do the same.

Sorry to hear it broke.
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Not meaning to hi-jack the thread, but when the belt goes do you need to replace the sprockets also? Would they replace it under warranty?
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