When it flew off, it shreaded into a bunch of little pieces and jammed into the cover. It was pretty eventful! My buddy was behind me in his lifted durmax and just about rear ended me. So after how many hours should you check your belt? If I have to check my belt every 20 hours, then I'm gonna have to do it like once a week! THAT BLOWS! I have buddies who have Rhinos that have loads of hours and still have the stock belt. Kawasaki Superstore gave me the number to Kawasaki Hotline to try and fight the charge. I'll let everyone know what happens tomorrow. :cussing:i'm a kawie dealer and all dealers should have the tools to do the job. if they don't or act like there not sure i would go to the next dealer down the street period. they are basically the same as the prairies and brute forces. the first check is supposed to be done at 20 hours for belt stretch. after that it should be good for around 200 hours they claim. i'm thinking half of that. on our first time it took about a 2. hours to do and we pretty much get them done in about 1.5-1.75 hours. sometimes we have to take apart more than once to get proper deflection. this is routine maintence and kawasaki will not cover it. brandon sounds likes its your dealer and not kawasaki. you say you have 80 hours on it, did they replace the belt? if so you should have adjusted the belt at another 20 hours. did you call kawie and tell them you had it in to them 2 times. i'm sure kawie would have taken care of you. still can't figure out how it would come off with out breaking in two.
ill sign it got 4 hrs mines in the shop rearend or tranny dont know yet but makes a lot of clanking noise in low when i let of the gas dont know about the belt yet just glad i have my rhino to ride while i waitI am thinking about gathering a petition to send to Kawasaki. This seems to be a problem for everyone and I think Kawasaki should address it. I don't believe the Rhino or Rzr has this problem.
The belt was in about 5 pieces. I put alot of of time on it because I drive it around town. Back and forth to family and to the grocery store.sounds like maybe belt broke, was it complete or in two. if it was in two kawasaki should cover it. on a new machine or a new belt replacement, belt will need adjusted for stretch at 20 hours. after first adjustment it should be good for 200 hours as per kawasaki. 20 hours ride time in a week. you are a lucky soul and must have youth on your side!
if you find out what the clanking noise is when in low, let me know !! ??ill sign it got 4 hrs mines in the shop rearend or tranny dont know yet but makes a lot of clanking noise in low when i let of the gas dont know about the belt yet just glad i have my rhino to ride while i wait