Drive Belt lifespan - Suzuki Burgman Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Insane Poster
 
mike1nw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: LA (Lower Alabama) or out wandering on my scoot
Posts: 1,296
Drive Belt lifespan

My first belt went from 0-15,165 miles: final width 25.7mm
New belt = 26.7mm. So first belt wore only 38% in 15,165 miles. Would seem reasonable that belt wear accelerates with higher mileage.

Min belt width 24.1mm

How long do these things last? Now I have 31,000 miles. Was going to change the second belt but I think I will wait another 4 or 5000 miles

The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
Will Munny: We all got it coming, kid.
2008 red B400
OTHER vehicles- 1997 Saturn SL, 2002 Haro mountain bike
mike1nw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 04:06 AM
Insane Poster
 
E.D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: St Petersburg in Sunny Tampa Bay Florida USA
Posts: 1,572
I change mine out at 20,000 miles. You got your moneys worth out of it by then. No sense in pushing your luck. If I push mine, it always runs out!

Al in Sunny Tampa Bay Florida (St Petersburg)
2006 Burgman AN650 K6 White (The White Knight)
2008 Burgman AN400 K8 Red (The Red Baron)
1977 Honda CB 750 Silver
1977 Penneys 50 Moped Red
1974 Yamaha 360 MX Yellow
1973 Yamaha 80 MX Silver
1972 Honda QA 50 Red
1971 Kaw Bighorn 350 Enduro Brown
1970 Kaw H1 500 Red
1968 Kaw 120 Scrambler Red
1968 Kaw 120 Scrambler Blue
As far as the cages go, I've had all kinds,
but Toyota's Rule, no doubt!
John 3:16
Burgman Owners Map:
https://
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Burgman Travel Stops Map:
https://
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
35802347796%2C-74.57433601542971&z=7
E.D. is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 05:06 AM
Insane Poster
 
Bluebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,191
Belts do age, they have a hard life with lots of stretching, crushing and flexing.

Officially they should be replaced at 14,500 miles, they will probably do a good few more but the odds of a break increasingly go up. Like ED says, it comes down to luck rather than hard numbers.

A belt failure is usually just inconvenient but if it goes during an overtake or when you are banked over hard and relying on the engine power to stand you back up - you move from inconvenient to potentially lethal/amputation inducing.

Belts are inexpensive and the clutch benefits from being opened up and cleaned so I change the belt at a convenient opportunity around 15,000.
Bluebottle is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Insane Poster
 
mike1nw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: LA (Lower Alabama) or out wandering on my scoot
Posts: 1,296
To clarify, the second belt has 14,800 miles +/- (not 31,000)
I think I will change it 18,000 or so

The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
Will Munny: We all got it coming, kid.
2008 red B400
OTHER vehicles- 1997 Saturn SL, 2002 Haro mountain bike
mike1nw is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 08:30 PM
Insane Poster
 
E.D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: St Petersburg in Sunny Tampa Bay Florida USA
Posts: 1,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluebottle View Post
Belts are inexpensive?
WHAT! Last time I bought and OEM Belt it cost me about $160 Plus shipping! NOT cheap by my standards. Now I've got a BANDO BELT that I paid about $115 that I bought from Alii Express, that I am going to put on soon. That is cheaper, but still not cheap. No telling how long that crap will last! But I will probably sell it soon.
Nice cheap prices would be something like:
Belt $20
Clutch $20
Clutch Bell $20
Variator $20
Sliders $20
I guess I'm just dreaming.

Al in Sunny Tampa Bay Florida (St Petersburg)
2006 Burgman AN650 K6 White (The White Knight)
2008 Burgman AN400 K8 Red (The Red Baron)
1977 Honda CB 750 Silver
1977 Penneys 50 Moped Red
1974 Yamaha 360 MX Yellow
1973 Yamaha 80 MX Silver
1972 Honda QA 50 Red
1971 Kaw Bighorn 350 Enduro Brown
1970 Kaw H1 500 Red
1968 Kaw 120 Scrambler Red
1968 Kaw 120 Scrambler Blue
As far as the cages go, I've had all kinds,
but Toyota's Rule, no doubt!
John 3:16
Burgman Owners Map:
https://
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Burgman Travel Stops Map:
https://
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
35802347796%2C-74.57433601542971&z=7
E.D. is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 05:13 AM
Insane Poster
 
Bluebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,191
I didn't realise you were paying so much for them over there.
Here we can order them from France or Italy where Burgmans are very common (Brexit has forced all prices up but not to what you are paying)

Fair enough, "Inexpensive" is pushing it a bit but cheaper to me than a breakdown
Bluebottle is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 11:00 AM
Super Poster
 
Squar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fakenham, Norfolk UK
Posts: 106
Send a message via Skype™ to Squar
Bluebottle, Interesting, can you give me a link for B400K8 belt in France please? And at what price is cheaper than OEM?



Jim

'83 Lead 80, '84 Lead 125, '52 Sunbeam S8, '09 Burgman 400 K8
Squar is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 12:09 PM
Insane Poster
 
Bluebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,191
The OEM belt is the Mitsuboshi one so I just Google those.


Last time I looked into it you could get them for 60 odd quid before the GBP brexit collapse. Now they seem to be 80 odd.

There was a company called Difimoto (available via eBay) that were cheap

This was the first hit on Google for 100 Euros (about 84) you can probably find better if you spend some time on it.
https://www.motogm.com/en/mitsuboshi...n-400-k7-07-15

Check the companies out before ordering, there are some fake Mitsuboshi belts out there.

Last edited by Bluebottle; 04-16-2017 at 12:16 PM.
Bluebottle is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 04:25 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Monica, California
Posts: 47
The cheapest I could find from a USA seller was from: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2919777...&ul_noapp=true
$159.99 (less $5 coupon code on site) no tax - free shipping.

The belts seem to sell for much less in Europe but the shipping kills it.

JP
____________________

1995 Honda Elite - Sold
2003 Honda Reflex - Sold
2012 Suzuki Burgman AN400A
Broker99 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Burgman Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chain Drive vs Shaft Drive vs Belt Drive Burgmanmaniac Burgman 650 18 02-20-2014 11:05 PM
End of drive belt lifespan expectancy experiment Calyx Burgman 400 (pre-2007) 6 11-19-2011 12:48 PM
Drive pulley wear and lifespan? fantasiagreen Burgman 400 (pre-2007) 4 01-10-2010 10:27 AM
Burgman 650 CVT Belt lifespan Selias Burgman 650 0 08-24-2006 01:20 PM
Burgman 400 CVT Belt lifespan Selias Burgman 400 0 08-24-2006 01:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome