Chromo· Premium Member
Just curious, why would you go to all that work and not bother spending the $30- $40 tops and just buy new belts and be certain they are new and good?My wing has 322,00km on her & the first thing I did (when I bought her ) was verify the condition of the belts ( the previous owner "said" it was a well maintained bike ), but I needed to know.... age/wear creates brittle belts... remove the belts & bend them backwards, if there are any cracks... REPLACE THEM. In my case the belts were actually OK, so let them run, I'll check again next year.
Why bother doing all that work to take them off and check again next year?
Just replace them anyway and forget about them for the next 6 years and 80,000 miles :ROFL:
Also, just looking at them and bending them does not show anything about the belts/cords inside them that actually hold them together! If the internal belts/cords snap there goes the belt no matter how good it looks on the outside!
Think about an old nice looking tire that goes BOOM with broken internal cords/belts!