A question about the Burgman's drive V-belt?

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A question about the Burgman's drive V-belt?

Post by ScooterPhile on Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:23 pm

According to Ingrid's (2003 Burgman 400) owner's manual, you are supposed to replace the "drive V-belt" at 14,500 miles. I must admit I don't even know what this is, so I have no idea how critical it is. Is this really important to do, or is this one of those things that doesn' have to be done precisely at this mileage marker? Has anyone done it? How did it go? (Don't worry. It wouldn't be me doing the actual work.) Any input/advice here would be appreciated. I still have about 1500 miles to go, but I am trying to plan ahead.

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Re: A question about the Burgman's drive V-belt?

Post by llrdhsktr on Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:42 pm

Karryll: The V-belt is the drive belt that transfers your engine speed to your rear wheel. It's akin to the chain on a bicycle. It's a critical part of Ingrid's drivetrain, as it is subject to wear and breakage, so the suggested replacement after the specified miles. It doesn't have to be replaced precisely at that mileage though. It's not gonna disintegrate after 14,500 miles if you don't replace it exactly at that point. To get at it, it does take a bit of work. This link is from the Burgman forum. It may not be a 2003 model he's working on, but it should be similar for Ingrid; http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=23549
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Post by Bonnie on Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:52 pm

Karryll, I am a firm believer in changing out the V belt. I put in a Kevlar belt at 14K and the ride was so much smoother at low speeds. I had a slight vibration at about 15-25 mph. That totally disappeared when I put in the kevlar belt. It is worth the money to change it near the interval time rather than taking a chance and getting stranded somewhere. Bonnie
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