welcome to the forum...sorry to hear about the belt issue. Looks like the other comments have you pointed in the right direction.
The issue isn't with proper warm up. It is about too much heat in the belt. Sounds like you ride your equipment hard.....I would recommend a CVT belt temp gauge so you can monitor your temps and know when you are getting it too hot and you can prevent a blown belt from occurring in the future.Tried to pull peices out just not enough room between the housing to get in their. Ive only got 527mi on my mav and have had to replace tie rods, A arms, 3 new back tires (due to sidewall punctures), had fuel gauge issues ( gauge would read emty when I had 1/2 tank), cv boots And so on.. I dont think the belt issue is self inflicted as I have faithfully ran my mav for at least 15min for a warm up every time!
Dear Abby am I just to much of a man for this "machine!?"
I have to agree on the tie rods being cheap but not sure I can agree with the term "everything else". If you are hitting rocks with your A-arms and bending them, maybe you should not hit the rocks! Or buy some beefy A-arm skid plates.....same goes for the tires. Don't subject the tire to something that is gonna puncture it or get tires designed for this type of terrain with a 10 or 12 ply sidewall....These machines are built for all around use. If you are riding in an extreme environment that needs specific equipment such as heavy duty skid protection for the underside and A-arms as well as tires, that isn't really the manufacturers fault. That would be like the guys who ride exclusively in the dunes saying the stock tires suck in the dunes......of course they do. You gotta equip the vehicle for the terrain you will be riding in or expect to have issues.....Dont get me wrong I love my mav but it just seems like BRP spent all the money on the power plant and went as cheap as they could on EVERYTHING else!
Spend some time reading here in the forum. It will keep you from learning the hard way when someone else has probably all ready been there done that and has since figured out a better way or what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again. I have no doubt if you equip your Maverick for the terrain you ride in, it will be a beast and will do things and go places the Polaris cannot....You're exactly right! Slowly but surly im getting their just a matter of figuring out whats gonna hold up and whats not.