Gates G-Force® Belts are the First of a New Generation of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Belts
Designed using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques, the latest construction, materials and measuring technology G-Force® drive belts are designed for superior fit, performance and durability for today’s recreational and utility all-terrain equipment. Identical to OEM, G-Force® belts are constructed with double or single cog designs to match the OEM belt. Extreme testing, in controlled environments as well as on race vehicles, has proven the G-Force® belt to be high performing and durable, with no clutching adjustments necessary at installation.
- OEM constructed drop-in belt with no clutching adjustments
- Tested under extreme conditions in controlled environments as well as on race vehicles
- Viability testing completed to match shift curves
- Dynamometer testing proves G-Force® belts outlast other high-performance belts by as much as five times
- Advanced aramid tensile cords and reinforced fiber loaded undercord are used in construction for durability and dependability
- Proprietary measuring technology assures exact fit
The fastest way to ruin your new powersports drive belt is to simply install it. If you don’t break the belt in properly, you’ll find yourself shredding the belt instead of the terrain. In fact, most powersports belt failures can be attributed to improper break-in and clutch adjustment – or not breaking in the belt at all.
Ensure the best performance and longest life from your G-Force belt. Follow these three steps when installing a new belt.
1. Install the Right Belt.
Using a belt that’s even slightly different than the OE specs can affect performance – or stop you in your tracks.
2. Align and Clean.
Align the clutches according to manufacturer’s specifications and clean the sheaves with a Scotch-Brite® pad. Remove old belt residue, glazing, oils and debris with alcohol or acetone on the clutch sheave area. DO NOT USE BRAKE CLEANER.
3. Install and Break It In.
Perform two heat cycles in 20 miles. Conservatively run through the entire shift range, without exceeding ¾ throttle. Bring the belt back to normal operating temperature (15 minutes) then shut down and completely cool the belt for 30 minutes. Repeat the process.