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My drive belt keeps blowing up about once a year. I’ve had it for 4 years and it has been consistently around 10-12 months after I change the belt that it just basically blows up and chunks of it are all over in the cover and the string wraps all around the clutch. I’m finally getting sick of having to buy a new belt and replace it so often and I want to get to the bottom of this issue. I thought it was the way I drive it but I’ve been using low gear a lot more when I should and it still goes bad so could something be wrong with the clutch and if so how would I go about fixing it?
 

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Tell us more!! You running bigger tires??? Lot of mud?? How many miles n hrs on the machine? You definitely have a problem!!!
 

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I think the tires are 22 inch. I have 3,972 miles and 315 hours on it. I don’t do too much mudding. I ride in open dirt fields a lot but not when they are too wet. It’s a lot of road and grass driving.
 

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Heat is usually what kills a belt and causes it to explode. Check that your air ducts are not obstructed and that clutch alignment is good. Misalignment and scrubbing on one side of the sheaves creates excess heat hardening the belt compound over time. The hardened belt will then crack leading to catastrophic failure at high speed.
 

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It sounds like your clutches need to be rebuilt!!!!
 
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