A drive belt is what takes power from your engine to the CVT or continuously variable transmission. Without a drive belt, your CVT will not work. In a regular vehicle, the drive belt lasts a long time, but in your General, your stock Polaris General XP 1000 drive belt won’t last long. As mentioned, the Polaris General XP 1000 drive belt transfers power from the engine to the CVT, so without it, you can’t hope to keep on driving.
Drive belts wear just like brakes or tires. And there is no way to actually know how long your drive belt will last since every time you accelerate your drive belt is given stress. The reason why your Polaris General XP 1000 drive belt doesn’t last is that you regularly accelerate when driving a UTV. You don’t get to cruise at the same speed as you’d do in your car.
There are certain things that can accelerate the wear of your Polaris General XP 1000 drive belt. One of those things is rough riding. It can take a toll on your Polaris General XP 1000 drive belt, but there is no point in avoiding this if you are an extreme offroader. Environmental features can also influence this. Mud, sand, and heat can make your drive belt wear faster. If you have any upgrades that add more weight you should consider switching to a heavy-duty aftermarket drive belt to take the extra stress. If your clutch is not aligned correctly it could cause your drive belt to wear unevenly so it will slip more often.
At the end of the day, you can’t avoid any of these. If you are an offroader, you would be riding rough, riding in challenging environments, and would probably have a few upgrades under the hood as well. So, you need to have a Polaris General XP 1000 drive belt that can rise up to the occasion. At Everything Polaris General, we’ve brought you heavy-duty Polaris general XP 1000 drive belts that are multiple times stronger than your stock drive belt. They are better at withstanding stress and heat and are guaranteed to last longer.
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