28MM SYNCRODRIVE BELT UPGRADE
We thank you, our customers again for your feedback and learnings last winter! We appreciate your business, and we are here to build the best, most reliable YETI SNOWMX possible for all to enjoy!
What is a YETI Customer Appreciation Upgrade?
It is an offer to each customer who owns a YETI, at a very special price to allow them to upgrade their YETI with the new parts that are continuously developing.
They must be ordered from the YETI online store that will open in September 2016.
28MM SYNCRODRIVE BELT UPGRADE
We tested and rode the 21mm wide belt on many different bikes of all sizes, including turbo bikes, and even trimmed the belt to 15mm wide to ensure our belt was more than enough at 21mm wide. This winter we truly experienced the rental market, and that exposed us to some new learnings.
Rental riders would take their YETI and get it stuck and hold it wide open while sitting on the bike and drop the clutch repeatedly, hoping the bike would “hop” out of the hole they just dug with them on it. Sooner or later the belt would snap, at it would not take that shock load.
We did a blind test, and just swapped out the 21mm wide belts on the rentals for 28mm wide and did not tell anyone to ride any different. The result was no more belt breakage at all, since then.
They say ride it like you stole it (or rented it) and this has been a great learning for us. Rental customers ride YETI’s in a way the average person who purchased one probably does not, but it is our goal to build a YETI that can take all the abuse you can give it, regardless. At YETI SNOWMX we relentlessly keep improving the YETI to make it the best we can, always, period. We don’t care how hard you ride it, you should!
I have talked to customers who were mad and said “hey you said I would not need this wider belt, but now you have it on your 2017 YETI’s”, and shared that I have talked to lots of riders who never broke one belt last year, and they are not upgrading. But some riders were able to break a couple belts, and wanted the upgrade.
Each bike has different engine vibrations, harmonics, clutches, gear ratios, plus snow types, rider styles etc, there are a lot of variables.
The 21mm wide belt has an average breaking force of 5395 pounds, the 28mm wide belt has an average breaking point of 7445 pounds, substantial increase.
We learned that the 28mm wide belt will take the track ratcheting on the drivers also and it does not seem to matter, although we do not recommend it. And we learned that the 28mm wide belt can handle more range of belt tension with no problems.
How do I order? Each YETI customer can either order from your dealer of choice or order from our online store. The new store will be open in September 2016. You will be required to enter your YETI serial number to qualify for the CAU special offer.
The special price for this offer is $299 Canadian, a regular $550 package.
When ordering the CAU’s on our website they will ship to the dealer of your choice.
If there are no dealers near you, you can choose “ no dealer close to me” and we will verify this and ship it to you directly, after we verify your location.
If you have any questions about the 28mm CAU package please click the “Ask YETI” tab and send me an email.