I have a 2012 Wing with 6,400 miles.
I'm going to install Dr. Pulley 24 gram sliders.
While I have the drive belt off, I'm wondering if I should clean it.
It looks to be in great shape except for one mysterious little nick on top. However, I inherited some long-dried oil residue in the belt case from the previous owner. One theory: he or she inserted too much gear oil and it seeped into the case. It was mostly on the floor of the case, and not up near the pulleys.
I googled "clean a scooter drive belt" and came up with a couple articles on using basic dishwashing detergent and a Scotch Brite pad, then letting it air dry thoroughly. Can't see how that would hurt.
Anyone have experience in this area? Gracias.