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Replacement Stratoliner Drive Belt

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  1. PNWzdrado
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    I recently bought a 2006 Stratoliner, which now has just under 2,000 miles on it. UnfortuNadely the drive belt got damaged by a small pebble. Dealer wants $785 for parts/labor/tax to replace. I about passed out. The belt alone was $440 plus tax. $440 for a motorcycle belt?? Does anybody know where to order a replacement belt (yamaha or another brand) at a reasonable cost??? Thanks.

  2. Ravhite
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    You can buy either a Gates or Dayco for about $200 or less including shipping. If you have a jack you might consider doing it yourself and save a bundle on labor. Its been my experience with dealers that they have a tendency to take more time than required and charge that amount.

  3. PNWzdrado
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    You can buy either a Gates or Dayco for about $200 or less including shipping. If you have a jack you might consider doing it yourself and save a bundle on labor. Its been my experience with dealers that they have a tendency to take more time than required and charge that amount.
    Thanks...I tried researching the belt with both companies with no luck. Yamaha part number is 1D7-46241-00-00, but I can't find the specs anywhere on this belt, so I can't match up with Dayco / Gates motorcycle belts. Looks like they make only for Harley's, but I was going to match by size/teeth, etc.. Does anybody have the specs on this belt? These cheapest OEM Yamaha belt I've seen online is about $350, so I am still trying to find an alterNade means. Thanks. My friend has a jack and is very capable, so I'll save the $200 the dealer wanted for labor.

  4. Ravhite
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    Most order by tooth count and the belt width.

  5. OltRiter
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    I recently bought a 2006 Stratoliner, which now has just under 2,000 miles on it. UnfortuNadely the drive belt got damaged by a small pebble. Dealer wants $785 for parts/labor/tax to replace. I about passed out. The belt alone was $440 plus tax. $440 for a motorcycle belt?? Does anybody know where to order a replacement belt (yamaha or another brand) at a reasonable cost??? Thanks.
    Dealers have a flat rate manual for these type of repairs and should and will show it to you upon request, if the dealer you are dealing with quotes, parts and labor then you need to find another dealer.

  6. Nade
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    of course the dealer doesn't want to lose business but they were telling me it's safer to buy OEM on things LIKE drive belts. You don't know how the other stuff is made. i like the idea of saving money but does anyone know the quality of drive belt's and other important things like that if we buy after market? i read on here that a Harley belt has the same amount of teeth as the Strat/Road liner? they said you can buy that for around $150 i thought. lots cheaper. i wonder if Harley would install also?

  7. wdxbjlud
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    From the Wiki -

    Yamaha 'liner drive belt.

    • 136 tooth
    • 75 inch long
    • 1-1/2 inch wide

    oncycles.com

    $189.09

  8. MitWezdSdar
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    Thanks...I tried researching the belt with both companies with no luck.
    Yamaha part number is 1D7-46241-00-00, but I can't find the specs anywhere on this belt,
    so I can't match up with Dayco / Gates motorcycle belts.
    Looks like they make only for Harley's, but I was going to match by size/teeth, etc..
    Does anybody have the specs on this belt?
    These cheapest OEM Yamaha belt I've seen online is about $350,
    so I am still trying to find an alterNade means. Thanks.
    My friend has a jack and is very capable, so I'll save the $200 the dealer wanted for labor.

    Here is what I have saved,

    Yamaha 'liner drive belt.

    * 136 tooth
    * 75 inch long
    * 1-1/2 inch wide

    * Yamaha part: 1D7-46241-00-00 $530
    * Dayco Panther: DS-197002 $150 - $190
    * Harley Davidson: 40001-85 $207

    Note: Most Harley dealers have this in stock. So If you don't want to wait for shipping you can just pick it up.

    Regards,

  9. PDXScodd
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    This sort of CRAP drives me nuts! Why a $300+ difference between Yamaha and Dayco?? Great way to lose customers!

    I'm sure the song-dance the dealerships will give you is all about the integrity of your motorcycle and the safety issues... Come on, it's a belt!

    Scott T

  10. Nade
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    good point. someone on here said they had to replace a brand new belt because a rock wrecked his. if a belt breaks it just breaks right? AAA can always tow. so am i guessing right? not really a safety issue?

  11. vezdcta
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    Unless you're merging into traffic, or doing a left turn across a highway, or passing a semi trailer on a two lane mountain road, etc .....

  12. Tacgtriwer
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    The HD and Yamaha belts are most likely a custom labeled Gates poly chain.

  13. hells591
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    My belt got damaged by a pebble wedged in the rear sprocket, luckily only a piece missing from every other tooth on the belt.
    I have kept my eye on it and it aint got any worse only 2000 miles on clock !
    Yamaha are a right rip off on prices for acesories and spares for these machines, and I thought HD's were dear!!!!

  14. cowenandranch
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    hells591, I had the same issue crop up. A pebble in the rear sprocket. I have damage on about 2/5ths of the belt. I have about 5k miles and no further damage or belt loosening/stretching. I've had a couple of "Harley" die hard's tell me that the belts are for the most part very tough and can withstand a certain amount of damage without serious side effects. I do however check it weekly when I check my tire pressure. Now I'm saving my pennies for a new belt, and will keep the damaged one for a spare when the time comes.

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