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« on: March 10, 2006, 10:15:52 PM »
I HAVE A ODYSSEY 350 AN THE DRIVE BELT IS LOUD AN IT SQEAKS AT LOW SPEEDS IS IT BAD OUR OR CAN I AJUST IT  SOME HOW OR JUST GET A NEW ONE  AN HOW DO I AJUST IT IF SO AN WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY  FOR AJUSTMENT AN REPLACEMENT   THANKS MEMBER        PS -THIS SITE IS GREAT INFO SITE LEARN ALOT OF  THINGS ALREADYABOUT ODYSSEYS AN PILOTS IVE ONLY HAD IT FOR 2 MONTH

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006, 08:25:51 AM »
Howdy Bill5me.  Welcome to POPS!!!

Please turn off your caps lock when posting - it's not nice to yell at us unless we've (I've?) pissed ya off.  8)   (Hang around long enough and I probably will....   :shock:  )

Belt squeak - I take it that you have this issue when you take off and once you get moving it goes away?

More than likely you just need to replace the belt.  If you don't want to use OEM Honda belts, try a search on belts here, or try the link above to  P-O.com and do a search there.  

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with 350's, so I can't give you specifics on the clutches, but,

Are your clutches clean? - do they work correctly?

Put the 350 in neutral, block off the wheels so it can't go anywhere and then rev the engine up (easy application of throttle, not stab at it).

Does the front clutch seem to smoothly engage and start squeezing the belt outward or does it seem like it's sticking as it closes?

Does the rear clutch seem to operate smoothly and let the belt move down into it or does it seem like it's sticking as it opens?

It may be sort of hard to decide which one of them is sticking if the motion of the belt moving on the sheaves (clutch faces) is not smooth, so you may have to watch each clutch closely to see if there is a problem.

Put a straight edge on the faces of the sheaves and check for wear or grooving.  You should have fairly straight faces, not bowed away from the straight edge.

What condition is the belt in?  Does it seem pliable and flexible or is it dry and crumbly/crusty?   What do the edges of the belt (where they ride on the clutch faces) look like?  Smooth and shiny?  Smooth and sort of dull?  Dry and cracked?

They should be smooth and clean looking - sort of like a brand new car tire's tread.

Check this stuff first and then come back with more info and we'll get the squeak to leave your ride.

Once again, WELCOME!!!!
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bill5me

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 03:34:48 PM »
thanks i will try this stuff

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006, 07:57:37 AM »
Welcome, If you have a set of calipers, check the belt width too. Service limits are 30.2-27MM(1.19-1.06 inches). Any less than that you will need a new belt. Save the old belt on the frame as a spare. I blew a belt last year in the middle of the LS dunes and wasn't carring a spare, DUH.

Factory belts(Salisubry) are "the best" so I have been told but they are $75-100 bucks. I have used Dayco maxs (1042 I think) for years now with no troubles and for around $30 -35 bucks, not a bad buy. I did try a $13.50 NAPA belt(made by Gates) that blew after 6-8 hrs in the dunes. Would not advise that one except as a spare. Unless your engine is raced out, you will be fine with the basic line belts(not kevlar,super duper reinforced ect).

My 2 cents, Gary

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006, 07:34:58 PM »
thanks gary for info like i said im new to  this ive been on quads for 15 years odyssey an pilot  are new to me  all the info is great to a newbie

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 01:50:39 PM »
The Dayco Max line was replaced with the HP line. There are some old stock Max belts out there, but I think the HP was revised to be a better belt. The Max belts lasted years for me though. I carry the Dayco and normally have renamed version, Enforcer, for $25 each. However, I am out of stock on those until fall. The Dayco's are $33, $66 shipped for two.

When I found out I could not get the Enforcer 350 belts until Fall, I bought the last of the Pilot ones. They have been selling like mad so I'm not sure if they will make it until fall or not.

Back when I had a stock machine for my wife and my modified machine for me, the stocker wore belts out faster, including the Mitsuboshi (the OEM belt). The 102C grabs the belt harder so I think there is less slippage at take off.