Samething happened to me, ended up with thumping noise in less than 50 miles, flat spotted will never buy this belt again.I have an incredible max belt on my Phazer, It Is three years old and holding up well.
Saturday I went and bought a brand new Max 2. I figured at three years old my belt was due for a change.
I didn't even make it 100 miles and the belt exploded into pieces. I went back to the store and NICELY asked the guy what we could do about it. I can't afford to blow $50 on a belt every weekend.
The Guy called Carlisle,and explained the situation. The guy at Carlisle gave him a mile long spew of B.S. "there is something wrong with his clutching","he needs a higher grade belt" He absolutely refused to do anything about it.
I had to dissassemble the secondary to get the string out.
I now have it back together with the old max, Working perfectly.
I will try a Gates next but, I will never buy another Carlisle.[/b]
Anyone know the OEM for my sled: 80 citation ss?[/b]
OEM only aftermarkets good in a pinch otherwise crapI used a dayco on my sled needed to buy it in a pinch.
I got 550-600 miles on the belt before it went! Very happy with that the belt was 49.99 better than the 70.00 for a max 3 I'd buy another in a heart beat.[/b]