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It's the dead of winter here, and the bikes are in storage for at least another 6 or 7 weeks, but I remembered this from last summer....
I'm a 300+ pounder, and I regularly ride my wife's 400. It works and rides perfectly, about 10K miles, stock original belt. I did the idler bearing in the clutch a couple years ago, still fine.

I came home after about a 50 mile ride, and as I got into the garage, I noticed a faint, but noticeable rubber smell coming from somewhere around the rear wheel..
Belt? Tire? I'm running Shinkos on the machine, and there was no problem with the pressure at the time.

Probably nothing, but I thought I'd toss it out for comments, and maybe advice.

Thanks..
 

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100% normal, the belt runs rather hot and hotter in higher ambient temps--all V-belts scuff as the move across the pulley faces, a wide belt in a CVT scuffs quite a bit generating a lot of heat. I get that same hint of hot rubber now and then on mine...
 

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Yep, I've been smelling that for years. Especially after longer rides......wait even my short rides end up being longer than planned. :roll:
I guess it happens a lot then! :D
 

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That's a relief! We've got a trip planned this June - to Johnstown PA and Thunder In The Valley. Kathy's ridden the Burgman down there before, loaded for camping. I'm sure now that this trip will be problem free (unless my 28 year old Yamaha VMax craps out on me...).
 
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