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Old 01-05-2008, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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belt direction?

I have a stupid question. Is there a right and wrong way to put a belt on? Do the numbers have to be readable from the side? After my stuck adventure we popped the old belt off as it was fried and tossed a new one on. I just looked at it and noticed the numbers are upside down when looking at it from the side.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter, unless it has directional arrows on it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No arrows I pulled it 2 put a new OEM belt I had and it turns out to be the wrong one. Must be for the Safari.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should always put the belt on the same way. It doesnt matter if the writing is right side up or upside down, but it will wear a lot better if you always put it on the same way.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've always been told to put the belt on so that it can be read from that side of the sled!
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^^ That's the way I do it, but as long as it's always on the same way, you are good to go. So, for this belt, learn how to read upside down
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My Yamaha manual states to "always put the belt on so you can read the writing on the belt from the left (clutch) side of the machine".
I didn't know this til I read it.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yup. You could put it so that the writing is upside down, but the important part is to always put the belt on so that it rotates in the same direction.
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