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Re: poly-v-belt


From: "Andrew Johnson" <sundiaL@xxxxxxx>

> At 5:13 PM -0500 10/19/05, Mark Rivera wrote:
>>Was looking at the service/maintenance booklet that came with the moto.. 
>>One of the line-items on the 'bmw service' checklist is "poly-v-belt".. 
>>what is it?
> Alternator belt, under the front cover.

BMW recommends that you replace the belt at 60,000 km, according to my 
R1100S manual (it may be different for your bike). I have heard from Big 
List members they fail before that.  As a result, I have created an entry in 
my Service Log to remind me to change the Poly-V belt at 40,000 km, 2/3 of 
the expected life-cycle, just as a precaution. My service log automatically 
reminds me to do the required work when I cross a date or mileage boundary.

If you want to get a (always) free copy of my Service Log, which also 
include a Mileage Log, a Trip Log (etc.), go to:

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada