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What’s up guys finally bought my RC. It gets delivered on Saturday the wait has been unreal! Here’s some photos and clips enjoy.

So what’s the best way to break this machine in and what’s the best belt to buy for a spare?
GBoost has a new Race belt that's likely to be all the rage soon, otherwise I like the Worlds Best. There's two trains of thought to the "break in". One is the machine doesn't need one but the belt does, and the other is break the machine in like you're going to drive it, and call that belt a sacrifice piece.
 

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Congrats! I've always used OEM belts. Best price is usually from Rocky Mountain ATV. Break in is up to you. I broke both mine in at Glamis!
 

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The best answer is break it in like the manual says from the engineers that built and designed the engine.

Other than that you will get different answers and opinions to no end.
 

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GBoost has a new Race belt that's likely to be all the rage soon, otherwise I like the Worlds Best. There's two trains of thought to the "break in". One is the machine doesn't need one but the belt does, and the other is break the machine in like you're going to drive it, and call that belt a sacrifice piece.
Option 3: Neither the machine or the belt require special break-in procedures and just drive it normal.

I went with option three and replaced the OEM belt at 1300 miles.
 

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Option 3: Neither the machine or the belt require special break-in procedures and just drive it normal.

I went with option three and replaced the OEM belt at 1300 miles.
my option 2 is pretty much your 3. Results vary.

Option 3 got my dad (and everyone he let rip on it showing off his new machine) 100 miles.
Option 3 for mine ended up on the slowest easiest poker run I’ve ever seen and every ride after that pretty aggressive, my first belt went 1100 miles.
option 3 on my buddys got 700 miles if I remember right.
 

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I don’t think anybody knows much about belt life, recommended aftermarket belts or break in better than can am at this point regarding the 22’s. The pdrive will certainly behave differently than what we’ve become accustomed to over the last few years. Let us know how it feels! Can’t wait for mine to come but I’m being told December. I ordered the day the 22’s were announced…
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
GBoost has a new Race belt that's likely to be all the rage soon, otherwise I like the Worlds Best. There's two trains of thought to the "break in". One is the machine doesn't need one but the belt does, and the other is break the machine in like you're going to drive it, and call that belt a sacrifice piece.
So I got the worlds best belt. I wonder what the real difference is between oem and aftermarket. Is aftermarket “better” supposed to withstand more abuse? If so isn’t that not good wouldn’t you rather blow a belt then break something in the tranny or damage your clutch.
 

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Here is an interesting read concerning engine break-in...


That's how I drove my 2019 from the start. I've got over 3K miles and it runs perfect. I ran the original belt to 1500 miles and took if off to use as a spare, and installed a new OEM belt and it's still going strong and looks good. I've changed the oil & filter 4 times and I remove the outer belt cover and blow-out the dust after every long trip, This machine is 100% reliable and trouble free. Love it!
 

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Congrats looks great still waiting on mine.

What’s the temp gauge for the belt look like never have seen it on the 2022 model yet.

Ian
 
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Congrats looks great still waiting on mine.

What’s the temp gauge for the belt look like never have seen it on the 2022 model yet.

Ian
The belt temp and engine temp show up at the same time. Here is a photo
 

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Just go drive it. These motors are not your 2 stroke or 4 stroke motorcycle engines. Go for a nice ride varying speeds for 5 minutes and the belt is good to go.

I just took my car out for the first time this weekend. Did a 100 mile ride in desert.


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So I got the worlds best belt. I wonder what the real difference is between oem and aftermarket. Is aftermarket “better” supposed to withstand more abuse? If so isn’t that not good wouldn’t you rather blow a belt then break something in the tranny or damage your clutch.
Coming from a group of X3's who have broke more belts than we care to admit.... The OEM belts seem to be far more prone to disintegration from heat than the WBB. The WBB is my favorite and I think it holds up to heat much better, but I have just plain broke a couple which is hard on the clutches and detrimental to the belt case if you dont have a liner.
 

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Just go drive it. These motors are not your 2 stroke or 4 stroke motorcycle engines. Go for a nice ride varying speeds for 5 minutes and the belt is good to go.

I just took my car out for the first time this weekend. Did a 100 mile ride in desert.


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And reports on the P drive is it quieter respond better any differences you've noticed

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