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    C650GT Belt maintenance

    Hi guys,

    Im coming up on 15000 kms on my bike now (C650GT) and I've been reading snippits about how the CV belt should be changed or adjusted somehow at some point, some suggesting around this time. I am currently having no issues with the bike, no loss of power or anything, but have been warned that the belt could suddenly break if I don't do this? Im having a hard time believing that a BMW machine would need such a major job at only 15k. Does anyone know more about whether I should be concerned about this and plan for it? The belt alone can run me $700-900 here in Canada to get one to my door, then who knows how many thousand to have it all done. Makes me lean towards trading in the bike rather than go through all that expense at only 15-20k. Am I over-reacting?

    There seems to be very little info online or otherwise as to a maintenance schedule for this bike. I've changed the oil and filter at 10k and changed the front tire, but that's about it so far.

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    When I look it up it shows replacing the belt and rollers every 20,000 km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    When I look it up it shows replacing the belt and rollers every 20,000 km.
    So basically every 12K service. Interesting. Probably cheaper than replacing/repairing a final drive.
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    If you don't mind sharing, where did you look that up? I'd like to find a proper maintenance schedule for this bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    So basically every 12K service. Interesting. Probably cheaper than replacing/repairing a final drive.
    Expensive enough to replace belt and rollers, to replace the final drive you may as well just trade it in before that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardus View Post
    If you don't mind sharing, where did you look that up? I'd like to find a proper maintenance schedule for this bike
    If your talking to me, I looked up a Riders Manual.
    Service schedules are usually toward the back of the Riders Manual.

    The parts fiches shows $398 US for a belt . $598 Canadian??
    Rollers are $118 US.
    https://www.ascycles.com/bmw/2016/C6...tml#PartsTable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    When I look it up it shows replacing the belt and rollers every 20,000 km.
    So if this is the guideline, unless I run into any serious issues such as loss of power or heaven forbid the belt breaks, I should be good for at least another 5000 kms.

    The belt and rollers should only run me about $300-350 on ebay from Taiwan or China, and whatever labor for my bike shop to do it (I'm not skilled enough to do this myself)

    I could have the bike totally renewed for under $1000 which is a lot cheaper than trading it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    If your talking to me, I looked up a Riders Manual.
    Service schedules are usually toward the back of the Riders Manual.

    The parts fiches shows $398 US for a belt . $598 Canadian??
    Rollers are $118 US.
    Prices are all over the place on Ebay but looks like I can get one for around $150 CAD, some have free shipping, from Taiwan or China.

    Rollers about $100 CAD and labour from the bike shop, depending how long this job takes them. Im hoping to do this for $1000 CAD when done.

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    On the F800 bikes with belts, replacement is at 40K. I have heard of some going as long as 60K. I would get a service & repair manual for that scooter. Also it should show you how to check the belt tension and rollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    On the F800 bikes with belts, replacement is at 40K. .
    40,000 miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardus View Post
    Prices are all over the place on Ebay but looks like I can get one for around $150 CAD, some have free shipping, from Taiwan or China.

    Rollers about $100 CAD and labour from the bike shop, depending how long this job takes them. Im hoping to do this for $1000 CAD when done.
    I would not be comfortable with buying a belt from China or Taiwan but that's your call.
    If you don't get any replies here from scooter owners about a good place to buy a belt other than BMW check on the Adventure Rider site.
    They have a active section for scooters. https://advrider.com/f/forums/battle-scooters.36/
    Ask them where's a good place to purchase a aftermarket belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    40,000 miles?
    No, 40K is 24,000miles

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    PM schedules for C650 GT

    These were posted years ago when I had my 650 GT

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...nance+schedule

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