2015 blowing belts - ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community



Arctic Cat Discussions about Arctic Cat ATVs.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-28-2017, 07:38 AM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 86
Default 2015 blowing belts

2015 I bought new in 2016 has 840 miles on it, original belt blew at 798. 2nd belt from dayco blew apart already. What causes this - no smoking no signs of anything just driving along and shreds apart
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-28-2017, 09:26 AM
Super Quad Patrol
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,540
Default

U using low range when needed?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-28-2017, 09:48 AM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 86
Default

First 800 miles not so much but havnt needed it since I installed new belt that lasted MAYBE 50 miles
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-28-2017, 09:57 AM
Kymco 450i's Avatar
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Perrysburg Ohio
Posts: 775
Default

First I would make sure the two clutches are aligned properly and there are no broken springs etc, in other words are both front and rear clutches working as they should. What are you doing with this machine? As the other poster mentioned, if your working the machine hard in high range that will tear up a belt. When working hard and going slow you should use low gear as it will keep RPM higher and belt fan will cool better. In most cases, the factory belt will last longer than aftermarket belts, even though they cost more. Without additional information, that would be my best guess.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-28-2017, 10:19 AM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 86
Default

The 2nd belt didn't last 50 miles of 2wheel drive dirt riding he first factory belt i understand with me working it. I'll check alignment but both belts just shredded going down the road with cruising
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-28-2017, 01:19 PM
MooseHenden's Avatar
Super Moderator
Well, golly JimBob!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 33,768
Default

If you're constantly over around 15 miles per hour, and not towing or going through deep mud or snow, you can use high range. For continued slow speed riding, towing, going through or over rough terrain, or through mud or snow, low range is best.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-28-2017, 05:14 PM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 86
Default

And I get that with the low rage - all I know is I burned up the 2nd belt in less than 50 miles and that's why I'm confused. All I did was drive dirt roads
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-29-2017, 07:58 AM
MooseHenden's Avatar
Super Moderator
Well, golly JimBob!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 33,768
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven Bandemer View Post
And I get that with the low rage - all I know is I burned up the 2nd belt in less than 50 miles and that's why I'm confused. All I did was drive dirt roads
I would try one more belt. Try getting a Gates belt. I've had good luck with them.

When you replace it, see if anything sounds off about the CVT. Wobble type sound would mean one of the pulleys is warped. Chattering sound means the belt has lost some cog teeth, for lack of a better word. If you start smelling the belt melting and it's not moving much, the pulleys might be worn enough that they aren't gripping the belt when under throttle.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-29-2017, 06:19 PM
hydrex's Avatar
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Penobscot, Maine
Posts: 878
Default

I've heard from other Cat guys, it's better to use the Arctic Cat belts. I'm a bit nervous with my AC Diesel, as the only time that I've ever used Low range is plowing snow, it pulls so strongly in Hi range....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-29-2017, 08:37 PM
Trailblazer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 86
Default

170 dollar belt......and somone makes artic cat belts they don't have there own factory. So just need to figure out gates or dayco, I'll try one more didn't think with 800 total miles I should have failing cvt parts (belt is a wear item, that don't bother me)
Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: