Drive belt wear and reversing the belt to even it out


  1. Rufus2010

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    Is there a “directionality” to a drive belt? I just changed the rear tire on my Octane and I decided at the same time to reverse the direction that the belt rotates. My thinking is that any wear on the faces of the belt teeth that absorbs all the engine power to accelerate the bike will be evened out between the two faces if I reverse the belt each time I change the rear tire.
    Does anyone do this? Does it matter? Is it a bad thing to do or just an unnecessary thing to do? Can’t hurt can it?

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    Already answered on the other thread, if i think about it longer i guess a lot of people would have turned the belt without knowing …


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    I called a dealership up. They said that Polaris recommends keeping the belt rotating in the same direction.


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    Good answer, now go print that manual in A3 size … It’s all in there, including the belt orientation ..

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