Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum


 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» For Sale - New 26g Dr Pulley Sliders
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby welshman in canada Sun Apr 21, 2024 1:37 pm

» Parting Out An 09 - Lots of Good Parts
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby Dabutcher Sun Apr 21, 2024 10:13 am

» Butt got itchy... Bought another Silverwing
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby landisr Sat Apr 20, 2024 2:06 pm

» YSS rear shocks for sale
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby Erdoc48 Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:39 pm

» Hi there guys
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby Kenjls Sat Apr 20, 2024 7:47 am

» New to Me Swing
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby Tbear Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:04 pm

» Rear shock longevity
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby Loosemarbles Fri Apr 19, 2024 3:18 pm

» Final Drive Noise banished
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby GHM-PM Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:14 am

» Latest Observations On My New To Me 2004 SW
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby GHM-PM Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:40 am

» What did you do to your SW today.
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeby Loosemarbles Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:26 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 

 

 Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?

Go down 
+2
JeffR_
pjas1969
6 posters
AuthorMessage
pjas1969
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 31
Age : 54
Location : Dreghorn
Points : 4095
Registration date : 2013-03-12

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2013 2:30 pm

Hi there.

Still conducting my fact-finding and since 3 out of the 4 bikes I owned had a chain-drive (the other one being shaft-driven), I'm used to the regular maintenance such chains require; re-tensioning, cleaning & oiling/greasing.

Do the drive belts need any such cleaning?

Will the service-life be reduced if cleaning doesn't occur?

I'm not expecting to encounter desert conditions (not in Scotland!), but I was thinking more about road grime & salt.

I'll appreciate all your thoughts/comments & experience as always.

Thank you in advance,

Paul
Back to top Go down
http://www.carwizard.ltd.uk
JeffR_
Site Admin
JeffR_


Number of posts : 1103
Age : 64
Location : Bay Area, Ca
Points : 8862
Registration date : 2010-05-12

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2013 3:02 pm

Paul,

I have never cleaned my belt ever and have had no problems. I change my belt every 16,000 miles so that may be why (it is what Honda recommends too). You can take off the covers and measure it from time to time but I have never done that either. Some don't change their belt until they are well over 20,000 miles but I just don't take that chance myself. If it breaks then you are pushing it.
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Visiting Curmudgeon
Meldrew


Number of posts : 4174
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 9189
Registration date : 2010-11-16

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2013 3:05 pm

You do know that maxi scooter drive belts are fully enclosed and maintenance free, and are not the open drive belts like the ones used on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Removing the rear wheel doesn't affect the belt either.
Back to top Go down
tarmacburner2
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
tarmacburner2


Number of posts : 1099
Age : 70
Location : Cleveleys, Lancashire, England
Points : 6321
Registration date : 2010-03-27

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2013 3:17 pm

Regular use is the best maintenance you can do on the Silverwing, There you now have a built in excuse to go for a ride.

Cheers,
Back to top Go down
pjas1969
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 31
Age : 54
Location : Dreghorn
Points : 4095
Registration date : 2013-03-12

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 19, 2013 4:19 pm

Hi there,

Many thanks to you all.

Paul
Back to top Go down
http://www.carwizard.ltd.uk
eddy
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 187
Age : 73
Location : Europe Flanders.
Points : 5466
Registration date : 2009-11-27

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 20, 2013 4:53 am

The belt has two main enemies.

- Worn inner sides of the pulleys.
- Heat

So, when the drive box is open during the normal maintenance interval...

Check the pulleys and look for black dust in the box.
( a small amount of dust is ok )

Check and clean air filter in the cover of the drive box.
( Cooling )


Eddy
Back to top Go down
http://edho@operamail.com
pjas1969
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 31
Age : 54
Location : Dreghorn
Points : 4095
Registration date : 2013-03-12

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25, 2013 1:05 pm

Thanks Eddy.

Paul
Back to top Go down
http://www.carwizard.ltd.uk
cvoeb
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 7
Location : USA
Points : 4152
Registration date : 2012-12-21

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 08, 2013 10:16 am

My belt just broke while driving on the freeway. I only have 7k miles, but its an 05 so maybe its just old. I have been noticing some green fuzz coming from that area, should have checked it ( haven't had a chance to make the leroy tool yet). will be changing the belt out today or tomrw.
Back to top Go down
JeffR_
Site Admin
JeffR_


Number of posts : 1103
Age : 64
Location : Bay Area, Ca
Points : 8862
Registration date : 2010-05-12

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 08, 2013 12:13 pm

There was just a post about someone buying an older SWing and asked if they should change the oil and belt, I think. I change the belt sooner than I probably need to but it is for my peace of mind. I never go over the 16,000 mile time frame and change it sooner really.

I know some here like to chance it but I hate to push anything. I think the belt is like the tires where it can weaken just with age. I could be wrong but if others have an older SWing it doesn't cost much to change oil and belts. sorry it happened to you but at least now you know you will have a new belt.
Back to top Go down
pjas1969
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 31
Age : 54
Location : Dreghorn
Points : 4095
Registration date : 2013-03-12

Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 08, 2013 9:34 pm

All useful info.

Thank you,

Paul
Back to top Go down
http://www.carwizard.ltd.uk
Sponsored content





Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?   Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance? I_icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Drive Belt - is there any preventative maintenance?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Drive belt
» maintenance
» Drive belt
» SW drive belt
» Drive Belt

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: