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V2K In Torque We Trust
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I have a question about my V2K. Seems I’ve collected a few pebbles off the road that have gotten caught in between the belt and the sprocket and they have embedded into the belt. Can’t seem to dig um out. Do I need to? Any suggestions?
 

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Lots of people have hem in their belts. To the point that its almost normal.
Use a pair of needle nose and something pointy and dig them out.
 

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There was some discussion here and on the "other" forum regarding the same issue. Many have said that as long as the damage is centered and not along the edges, the belt will be fine. One person spoke of 10K plus miles & no problems after digging a stone out. I believe it was Trike here that picked up a stone and posted pics. The 1.5" 133 tooth HD belt is reported to fit the 2K and cost less than $200.
 

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I had some in mine and I think I used an old metal dental pick that worked well. It was quieter afterward too.
 

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I still haven't decided what to do about my belt. I picked up a decent sized pebble right in the center of the belt the other day. I will remove the pebble for sure (no damage to the pulleys at all), but don't know whether or not to "risk" running the same belt.
 

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I still haven't decided what to do about my belt. I picked up a decent sized pebble right in the center of the belt the other day. I will remove the pebble for sure (no damage to the pulleys at all), but don't know whether or not to "risk" running the same belt.
I spoke to a local mechanic and he was telling me about an HD bike with a screw run through the middle of the belt. He pulled it out per the mans request and the guy kept riding his bike that way. Last time he spoke to the owner he had over 10,000 miles on the same belt after the puncture and it was going strong with no visible breakdown.
 

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I spoke to a local mechanic and he was telling me about an HD bike with a screw run through the middle of the belt. He pulled it out per the mans request and the guy kept riding his bike that way. Last time he spoke to the owner he had over 10,000 miles on the same belt after the puncture and it was going strong with no visible breakdown.
So what you are saying then, is that we have no excuse to come visit you next year? :D
 

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With our belts being made of Kevlar, I figure it is going to take a long time to wear them out and rocks etc aren't going to hurt them. It's very nice to know they are tough.
 

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If I had a pebble on my belt, I would assess the damage. Depending on the location of the pebble on the belt, the belt may or may not last as long as it should. As for any foreign object that was on the belt, keep a closer eye on the condition of the belt every 1K or as often as you can.

Ride safe.
 

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Thanks everyone, all good info. :D
 
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