Driven

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Red Dog
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Post by Red Dog »

Hi.
Could someone link me to a replacement Burgman 400 drive belt please. (2009)
Either OEM at a good price or a tried and tested substitute.

Thanks is advance.

Tom.

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Post by Deleted User 17800 »

Suzuki use Mitsuboshi belts branded suzuki .I usually look on Italian ebay find Mitsuboshi belt .Even with slightly higher shipping still cheaper .Mitsuboshi logo is 3 stars in a triangle .

Whatsisname
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Post by Whatsisname »

I've used a Gates (snowmobile) belt from Jim Allan's in Falkirk.
I wake up every morning with a smile upon my face,
My natural exuberance spills out all over the place!

Stibbs
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Post by Stibbs »

I use these Dayco on my Burgman never had a problem this is a good retailer
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dayco-Power- ... 3121304705
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Red Dog
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Re: Driven

Post by Red Dog »

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

Red Dog
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Re: Driven

Post by Red Dog »

The old belt was in a terrible state.
It's a genuine Suzuki one and I fitted it about 7000 miles ago.

Any idea why it would deteriorate so much so quickly?



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Red Dog
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Re: Driven

Post by Red Dog »

This is the variator.

The surfaces feel smooth, there is just the hint of some very slight ridges, not visible to the eye but detectable if you brush your finger lightly across.
I can't really imagine it's enough to tear up the belt like that but I'm no expert.

Oppinions/suggestions welcome.



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Post by Deleted User 17800 »

There's a wear limit you put straight edge across look at gaps cant remember wear limit tho .

Red Dog
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Re: Driven

Post by Red Dog »

When I first got the bike I did manage to damage the aluminium fan when I took the variator off for the first time.

I made a tool to hold it but it obviously wasn't good enough.

I was worried it might cause vibration but it seems to run as smoothly as ever.

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Red Dog
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Re: Driven

Post by Red Dog »

Since then I've perfected a better way by wedging a 3/8 drive extended socket in the fins behind the back pulley.


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This works really well but if you try it make sure the socket sits in the corner of the fin where it's strongest.


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