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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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How long does a CVT belt last on the rhino? I just hit 750 miles on my 2011 700 mainly just trail miles and light towing/hauling/pulling 200 pounds and less, very little full throttle applications I've taken it out on a lot of trails but have been pretty careful with it the only abuse its really had was a trail ride up hunting last fall which was over a lot of rocky terrain up and down hills.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 07:37 PM
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I just put a new belt on a 660 Rhino that had 15,000 miles on it.. And it was in first replacement belt..mind you this guy did a TON of trail riding and he wore out the drive shaft splines before the belt..

He changed all his oil every 1000 miles, he would get 3000 miles on a set of tires..

Keep the belt out of the mud and water and regualur servicing!


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I am the servicing tech for a company that has over 200 rhinos, and all are over 4000km and i have never taken a belt cover off one of them to replace the belt.. now i have rebuild motors and a crap load of head gasket replacements! but no belts!
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Sounds a bit far fetched on 15,000 miles but I guess that all depends on how its operated. Dealer told me replace every couple thousand miles which seems a bit far fetched too and at $120+ for a belt that's a bit pricey given how the belt supposedly never slips so it shouldn't wear out in a couple thousand miles especially on a non-modified rhino.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 02:27 AM
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Sounds a bit far fetched on 15,000 miles but I guess that all depends on how its operated. Dealer told me replace every couple thousand miles which seems a bit far fetched too and at $120+ for a belt that's a bit pricey given how the belt supposedly never slips so it shouldn't wear out in a couple thousand miles especially on a non-modified rhino.
yes, I agree with you. all depends on how its operated
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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How hard is it to periodically check the CVT belt for wear, and how hard is it to replace. I can't afford to spend money at a dealer for a belt replacement if its something I could do in an hour or 2. I'm pretty mechanically inclined, just have never messed with a CVT transmission before, and seems pretty simple actually.
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Go to hunterworks.com, Todd has a lot of how to videos on his site. It's pretty simple his videos will give you step by step directions.
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Go to hunterworks.com, Todd has a lot of how to videos on his site. It's pretty simple his videos will give you step by step directions.
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Thanks, great site and very helpful. Guess I'll be doing a belt check this weekend along with the oil change. Hmm, maybe I should start a little business on the side doing simple routine checks on people's ATV's especially with hunting season 2 weeks away.
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