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Re: Of belt drives and rear end failures

For the record, the belt for the F650CS is $240 US list price.  I would 
think that dealers would stock this sort of item so there would be no 
delay in getting back on the road.  On the CS, belts last for up to 
90,000 miles without much maintenance at all.  Higher hp twins might 
need a bigger belt or need replacement more often.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27

On Sep 12, 2005, at 6:21 AM, Timo Viitanen wrote:

> All of the belt driven bikes I know (not too many) use special belts 
> that have to be ordered from the bike manufacturer. They do not use 
> industrial standard size belts. So the ordering will take weeks or in 
> worst cases months (depending on the bike brand) and the prices are 
> approx 400-600Euros (500-740USD).
> So it is as catastrofic, as slow to get the parts and not so cheap. 
> And one bit of stone in wrong place will cause the failure 
> automatically... :(
> /Timo (R1100RT)