Another X-Wedge cam belt shreds!

chacha

Chaff Your EHC!!
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Belt age is one of things they're talking to Gates about. Current spec is change at 30K, but they may add a time factor like tires.
 

VA Wolf

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Belt age is one of things they're talking to Gates about. Current spec is change at 30K, but they may add a time factor like tires.
30K ??!!?? :roll: wolfman's belt shredded @ 3,500...Boomer's and mine shredded @ 5,000 :angry:
 

chacha

Chaff Your EHC!!
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Not arguing the facts. Mine went at 11K. But 30K is the spec from S&S in the engine manual.
 

VA Wolf

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Sorry chacha...I wasn't arguing with what you were saying either...all I'm saying is, in light of all the early cam belt failures, for S&S to say 30K is freaking ridiculous.
 

Evil Tharg

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My 2010 Wolf now has just over 5,000 miles on it (I know, I know, I don't get much time to ride it) and sure enough last time I took it out the cam belt snapped. So far, so x-wedge right but the reason I mention it is that everything I ever read told me if you had the easy start cams fitted this wouldn't happen. Well my engine had the 545 easy start cams fitted right out of the factory, I have the build spec from S&S to prove it, so clearly that is not the case. It can happen anyway.

Just a head up to any other Wolf owners out there, seems like even if you fitted the cams the belt will still break. So check those belts.
 
I’ve had 6 people I know some with Bigdogs others in other custom bikes and 5 of the 6 threw the belt and one destroyed itself due to a bad interior part.
 
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