I have a 2008 Linhai 300 that came new with a Mitsubushi 23.0x871 CVT belt which is still on the machine. Does anyone have any idea at what milage it will need replacement? I just turned 3000 miles and all seems well. at 50MPH the RPM (5500) is the same as it was when new so I assume it is still the same width as it was when new and not worn narrower. At what miles will the CVT need attention. Any advise or suggestions will be appreciated.
Post by richardthescooter1 on Mar 8, 2013 12:57:58 GMT -5
I have the same belt size, got scoot 2010 had 2,000 miles on it and now over 13,000 miles same belt and it see looks good. If you have concerns about your belt, take a look at it for ware, If you can still read the numbers, its waring good, check for cracking, fraid ware on the side.
Post by Bintelli - Jason on Mar 8, 2013 13:01:15 GMT -5
Transmission belts are one of those things most people don't replace until it breaks. With that said, you can never be sure if the previous owner ever had it changed. It's safe insurance to put a brand new belt on and note the mileage. I'd highly recommend steering clear of the cheap belts!
At the very least, I'd pop off the transmission cover and visually inspect the components.
do what rich saysbut order it anyways, take a few days and find a deal always good to have one sitting there.
"CHRISSY" 2008 Shanghai Schenke Motorcycle Company LTD model # SL 150 21B changed all lines, NGK plug, added windshield, saddle bags, extra LED brake light and turn signals on trunk otherwise STOCK!!!!!!! 67 mph top speed, i was 120 lbs, PA STATE POLICE VERIFIED " Wanna run PINKS ?" as of 14 Jan '13, 8215 miles