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Hi all,
Just wondering what you would do. Have a 2017 570 EPS with 5K very easy miles on it. We ride mostly dusty trails during the summer and nothing too extreme. The oil is changed probably more than it needs, the air cleaner is changed almost every ride, gets greased every time the oil gets changes, and the belt has been checked and clutch blown out just as often. I guess i'm saying that the machine is babied. The drive belt looks and feels like new and still rides high on the driven clutch. The clutch faces look and feel like they are new so.....My question to you is would you change the belt just because you have 5000 very easy miles on it?
 

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100% yes. Change it. Cheap insurance. Don't wait until it breaks. They are cheap. I change mine at 1000 miles, not babied but not trashed either, belt looked new.

When they break they can get strings wrapped up in everything and even damage seals. Also, it will break at the worst possible time, Murphy's law.
 

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100% yes. Change it. Cheap insurance. Don't wait until it breaks. They are cheap. I change mine at 1000 miles, not babied but not trashed either, belt looked new.

When they break they can get strings wrapped up in everything and even damage seals. Also, it will break at the worst possible time, Murphy's law.
It's in a 570, you're going to notice it slipping or getting jerky long before it breaks, doubtful that it would even ever break in the conditions he described. With the riding and maintenance he describes, I'd bet it's never even a concern. In a 1K or Turbo, or if driven hard or not maintained, my thoughts would entirely reverse.
 

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Not sure if you have a spare, but if you do put the new one on and keep the old one as a spare. If not, yes, change the belt and keep the old one as a spare. Win win.
 
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Nice spot to store your spare!! I have mine beside the seat inside the plastic. It tends to get a little muddy there. It would stay cleaner on the back of the seat. I like it. Thanks for sharing katnapper


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Nice spot to store your spare!! I have mine beside the seat inside the plastic. It tends to get a little muddy there. It would stay cleaner on the back of the seat. I like it. Thanks for sharing katnapper


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I'd love to take credit for the idea, but I stole it from a forum member years ago.
 

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It's in a 570, you're going to notice it slipping or getting jerky long before it breaks, doubtful that it would even ever break in the conditions he described. With the riding and maintenance he describes, I'd bet it's never even a concern. In a 1K or Turbo, or if driven hard or not maintained, my thoughts would entirely reverse.
You're not wrong on what you'd feel. Biggest culprit I've observed of a 570 blowing a belt is multiple, slow(0-15mph), steep climbs in high. It wasn't usually from 1 ride, but eventually that extra heat starts breaking stuff down. You will overheat the belt and cause it to fail. Low is for slow. I saw that @Hunterworks doesn't even make a 570 belt (or I would have bought one). I'd imagine that it's because we don't go through them like the larger displacement machines. Only 45hp here.
 

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You obviously take great care of your RZR. Why not change it now in your garage rather than on the trail at some point? Your old belt will make a great spare as pointed out.
 

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I replaced my original belt with about 1000-1500 miles on it and kept it for a spare as others do. I replaced it with this belt https://www.hunterworks.com/inc/sdetail/53128/52235 from Hunterworks. It is a Gates C12 belt and is a little wider than the OEM belt. It did improve the smoothness of engagement over the OEM belt. For the $89 it is pretty cheap insurance and it is more enjoyable to do at home when the machine is nice and clean rather than along the trail somewhere. I have about 3500 miles on this belt and it still looks like new.
 

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The other benefit of the Gates Carbon belt from Hunterworks.Com is that, if you break it, it doesn't string out like Kevlar or aramid belts. Much easier to clean up and replace.

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Advantage of keeping the current belt is it's worn with the clutches to perfection likely, Advantage of new belt. New belt and will likely last you another 3k miles. 2nd belt is going on worn sheaves, so you never have that new new setup ever again. I would say "preventative" maint never hurts. But there is no disadvantage to changing it to new other than the minimal expense.
 

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If you can afford a new belt it might be a good idea to look over the clutch and put a new belt one. Keep the old one for a spare.
 

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Make sure you check your fly weight hardware for wear and functionality while your have the cover off.
 

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I bought my 570 last summer and at 1600 {easy} miles the original owner had just changed out the original belt and he gave me a brand new belt as a spare. I put 1000 miles on the one he put on during a 2600 mile service at the dealer. Had them go through the entire buggy replacing all fluids and lubing every zerk. They also blew out the clutches in addition to the belt change. The belt they took off looked like new after 1000 miles and I kept it as a spare knowing it fits and has been gently bedded in. I followed their advice and very gently broke in the new belt with 25 very easy miles in low at 10 - 20 mph and no four wheeling. Gave it a serious work out after that and it is all good.

I have had two service managers at different shops tell that they have never seen a 570 break a belt... just not enough power unless you really abuse them and I don't.

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I have had two service managers at different shops tell that they have never seen a 570 break a belt... just not enough power unless you really abuse them and I don't.
Was my experience too. In addition, in two+ years of owning a 2012 570, and in being on this forum and RZRKrazy and RZR570 Facebook forums, I have never read of anyone breaking a 570 axle or belt; though I'm sure someone somewhere has managed to do so. I'm also on several S900 forums and have rarely heard of a broken axle or shredded belt. XP1000 forums? All the time with belts and axles. That extra 25hp between the S900 and the XP1000 seems to be the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak.

What does need addressed on the 570 and any other machine is clutch wear. Rollers in the secondary. Buttons, pins, weights, bushings in the primary. All of those pieces are constantly moving and wearing and can't be lubricated. They don't run forever, even when blown out regularly. And when a clutch malfunctions, you need towed out, as a general rule. Inspect it, have your mechanic show you what to look for. Have them maintain it regularly. When my 570 was new (about 4 hours of operating time) was on a ride at White Wash Sand Dunes. Primary clutch stopped engaging. Fortunately I was in the bottom of the wash, was able to get my truck and trailer down to it, couple of dirt bikers helped me get it loaded, and a guy in an F-350 dually helped me get back up onto the bluff thru the sand. Was about midnight and pretty chilly by the time we got back to Moab. Turned out subcontractor didn't loctite some parts of the primary and it loosened up. But could have been a lot worse and a lot of expense. At about 1800 miles my dealer had to put a rebuild kit into that primary; too much wear. And I don't jump or do the "hold my beer and watch this" stuff.
 

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Mine is just ridden on dusty trails. I blew one at about the 2000 mile mark. Everything maintained, all stock and no crazy riding. Bad news for me it got behind the primary and took out the seal. My riding week was over. I had a spare belt but since my seal was toast nothing I could do. Good news is the seal is easy to change on a 570. We do not split the case and can be done on the machine. From here on out I will replace my belt preventative. Had you asked me before I had it happen, I would of said drive it till it breaks and carry a spare belt. After the seal got taken out, never again. I do have EBS if that matters on belt life?
 
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