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Drive Belt Maintenance

Adjust the drive belt tension on your Slingshot after the first 2,500 miles (4,000 km) of operation. See your Slingshot Dealer to have the belt tension adjusted. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.

Slingshot drive belt

Replace the drive belt (1) and both sprockets as a set if the drive belt has more than 30,000 miles (48,000 km) of service at the time of damage or failure.

When inspecting the drive belt for signs of wear, refer to the following table to determine whether the belt needs to be replaced.

Drive belt wear table

See the Slingshot Service Manual or an authorized Slingshot Dealer for more information.

Do not attempt to check belt tension if the belt has been exposed to rain or washing within a 24-hour period or if the belt is hot from being in use. Allow the belt to cool down to ambient temperature before measuring belt tension. Inspecting or adjusting the belt tension when the belt is wet will result in improper adjustment.

Cleaning Your Drive Belt
Cleaning the drive belt will maximize belt and sprocket life and minimize drive line noise. Clean the belt at every tire change. Clean the belt more often if operating in dirty, dusty or high-debris environments. To clean:

1. Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with a cup of warm water.

2. Use a soft nylon brush to clean the belt and sprocket teeth with the soapy water. Roll the vehicle as it is being washed to make sure the entire circumference of the belt is being cleaned. Clean well in corner areas where road debris and belt dust can collect.

3. Rinse the belt with clear water and then dry thoroughly.

For more maintenance information, consult your Owner's Manual.
To view diagrams and find replacement part numbers, view the online parts catalog.

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