I was just curious if people have been having any problems with the new Polaris belt part# 3211080 this year. I remember reading some posts last winter on people having belts failing prematurely, and this new belt was to address those concerns. I had a belt this last weekend that blew apart and damaged the bellypan. This is the first belt I have blow on me, but I have seen friends blow the odd belt, but never look like this after, the belt I blew, the outside of the belt is intact but all the cogs inside the belt came apart in 1 inch up 4 or 5 inch chunks. Maybe it was just my time for a belt to blow but after hearing concerns like last year I was just curious. The belt only had approx 450 miles on total and was broken in at the start.
Where I sled: Northern Wisconsin at the Western edge of U.P. Michigan
I was at a dealer yesterday that had it happen on an 05 600xc/sp rental sled, but he said that rider had held it wide open for about a 6 mile lake stretch when it finally blew. Also broke the belly pan.
They get pretty hot on that kind of treatment.
It's cheaper to replace the decals, then build up a little sled. Don't believe what you read on the hood.
11 Pro R 6 09 D6 Swbk
The first time I rode a snowmobile was 7/4/72. It was a 71 488 Polaris Charger.
Makes me want to go Hmmmmmm. Bought a 01 XCSP600X this fall for an extra sled, put about 150 miles on it, and had the same problem. I caught it before it went completely bad, but was just like yours, outside was OK, but chunks of the inside came off. Never had that happen before. Thought it was just a fluke, and the belt looked pretty good in December. I have 1500+ miles on a 080 belt on my some what hoped up 03 700XCSP with no problem. Hmmmm?
Faster than a Speeding Mullett
03 XCSP 700--03 Indy 500--01 XCSP600X
01 Scrambler 500--87 Honda XR600
05 Victory King Pin and one Water Buffalo
Talked to my dealer today, they said that they have not had problems with the belt but did supply me with a new one at no charge, which keeps me happy. I will just have to keep a closer eye on the next belt to make sure it doesn,t happen again.