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RS Vector

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by Windsor Sledder, Nov 6, 2015.


  1. Windsor Sledder

    Windsor Sledder Newbie

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Windsor,ont
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2013 Yamaha vector ltx
    Just wondering which drive belt people are using on the 2013 Vector Ltx. I have been using the Yamaha one part#8dn-17641-01-00. Just not sure if it is the right one. I have blown 5 belts in the last two years. I checked the alignment and it is ok. I did purchase a lower engagement spring and hoping that helps.
     
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  3. pdiddy

    pdiddy Expert

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    245
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Yamaha L-TX; 2011 Apex; 2010 Vector LTX GT;
    What to heck? I'm still rotating my original and spare on my 2005!
     
  4. Windsor Sledder

    Windsor Sledder Newbie

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    8
    Location:
    Windsor,ont
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2013 Yamaha vector ltx
    My 2006 vector had 28000klms or 16000 miles and I only blew 2 belts.
     
  5. TOMBOB

    TOMBOB VIP Member VIP Member

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    446
    Location:
    Saranac,Michigan.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2006 VECTOR GT
    Blow a belt every year usually at high speeds on long run
     
  6. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers!

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    2,065
    Location:
    NW Wisc.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    05 Vector
    14 Vector LTX
    (14 LTX is for sale)
    Somebody will chime in to say this is the correct p/n.

    Your belts are getting too hot. Are you doing most of your riding in deeper snow? I'm not talking about 2-3 feet of fresh powder....A foot of fresh on a lake kinda stuff.

    Personally I would remove both clutches and have them gone through by a reputable shop.

    Try a Carlisle Ultimax belt instead of the Yamaha belt.
     
  7. Windsor Sledder

    Windsor Sledder Newbie

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    8
    Location:
    Windsor,ont
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2013 Yamaha vector ltx
    Usually all trail riding mostly northern Ontario where you can move pretty good. I am only getting approx 1500 miles on a belt. I went on EBay and a place shows that belt only fits up to 2012 so I was just wondering because I alway
    S use that belt. Maybe I will try the Carlisle.
     
  8. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers!

    Messages:
    2,065
    Location:
    NW Wisc.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    05 Vector
    14 Vector LTX
    (14 LTX is for sale)
    You are running the belt spec'd for your sled. From a Yamaha parts site = 8DN-17641-01-00

    5 belts x 1500 miles per belt = 7500 miles. Some people (me) might say that's not that bad assuming you haven't touched your clutches. A Carlisle belt is softer and they might last even less miles.

    You MIGHT want to consider adding 2" soffit vents to your clutch cover to improve airflow. The cooler you can get your clutches/belts to run the better.
     
  9. Metallicat

    Metallicat TY 4 Stroke God

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    Location:
    Northville, MI
    Have you pulled and cleaned / disassembled your clutces?
     
  10. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers!

    Messages:
    2,065
    Location:
    NW Wisc.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    05 Vector
    14 Vector LTX
    (14 LTX is for sale)
    I'd bet he'd find some worn parts Mike.
     
  11. Windsor Sledder

    Windsor Sledder Newbie

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    Location:
    Windsor,ont
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2013 Yamaha vector ltx
    I did have the primary partially apart to change the spring. I am hoping the lower engagement spring helps because it used to engage very hard. I will have a better look at the secondary. I do know all three plastic slides are good. Thanks for the info.
     
  12. thrasher

    thrasher TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    Location:
    Ottawa Valley, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    06 Vector/ 17 800 SwitchBack Adventure
    I also average about 3,000 kms per Yamaha belts on my 06 Vector, my Warrior is much worse. I've tried other belts and they only last about half the kms the Yamaha belts do. All my belts delaminated during extended periods of full bar throttle in northern Ontario. Lots of places to go fast and long there. Also, I'm also pulling 300 lbs plus with full gear and touring luggage. I find that if you are gentle on the throttle you can get about 5000 kms per belt. But like most, I like to hammer it now and then, so you pay the price for that. My clutches are also aligned, and maintained well yearly.
     
  13. Windsor Sledder

    Windsor Sledder Newbie

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Windsor,ont
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2013 Yamaha vector ltx
    Thanks for the info. I was just kind of surprised my 2006 vector with 28000klms only blew two belts in approx 5 years but I would start every season with a new one.
     
  14. Metallicat

    Metallicat TY 4 Stroke God

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    Location:
    Northville, MI
    Check the clutch weights, sometimes they wear out. New belts should be deglazed before use. I clean mine with Simple Green, warm water, and a green Scotch pad. You can also use a Scotch pad on the clutch surfaces to deglaze them. I use electrical contact cleaner to remove surface residue, or just throw them in the dishwasher.
     
  15. Windsor Sledder

    Windsor Sledder Newbie

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Windsor,ont
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2013 Yamaha vector ltx
    Clutch weights and rollers are fine. I will clean the new belt before I put it on. Thanks
     
  16. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers!

    Messages:
    2,065
    Location:
    NW Wisc.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    05 Vector
    14 Vector LTX
    (14 LTX is for sale)
    Doubt that the lower engagement spring would help. It being a new spring period can't hurt. Would also put in a new spring in your secondary as well.

    I come back to the idea of putting 2" aluminum soffit vents in your clutch guard. Anything to get some cooler air in there can only help. If you are running in powder simply use some duct tape to cover the vents.

    EDIT - replace the 6 ea. slider shoes in your primary as well. I was amazed at how worn they were in my 05 Vector.
     

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