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so im at my dealer today exchanging a helmet that didnt fit, well i wound up with some store credit ($30) and didnt really need anything other than maybe a spare belt so i go to buy it and the lady is like $53 and change is your total......i was shocked! $80+ for a freaking belt?!?!? last year they were $40 even WTF happened? I bithced about ti a little bit because i knew there wasn't really anything as a cashier she could do (she gave me 15% off). then she told me that they charge OVER $200 for the belt that the new 700 dragon uses!

WTF is this just my dealer or is everyone getting rapped by polaris on maintenance items?
 

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Sad to say....dosnt matter where you go or what you do.........someone will always try to bend you over. Sledding has changed alot in the last 5 years. Lower the price of a new sled and more people will buy., but that will never happen. 5 years from now a new sled will prolly cost you 18 grand
and 2 grand for insurance.. Belts are $80.00 in my neck of the woods.
 

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i pay like a 100$ for a friggin belt her across the pond, but we will all forget this as soon there is enough snow to ride all day long, but anything over 60$ i consider theft :frech32:
 

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try getting one of those new 900fusion belts... $150ish, same for the cat 1000...

now that being said, i bought a spare belt with my sled when it was new, dealer thru it in, but that was in 03... btw - still have both of those belt on the sled partially thanks to the hyperlight clutch... the cost differential has practically paid for itself in belts
 

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lately I have been buying off ebay. Got a 098 last year for $50. Ran it all last year and running now. I have had no belt issues with my pro x.
 

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the 098 is a harder compound belt, i guess it has more kevlar in it, it also has bigger cooling fins on top, i have been using it but the 080 belt was a better performer= easier to get the clutching right with it, not saying the 098 is a bad belt, it looks beefed up and will probably stand up for more abuse, but the 080 is easier to shift for the clutches.. my 2c
 

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Ive gotten some great deals on belts hte last couple yrs. i bought 4 belts at the end of last yr for 50/belt(080 belts) In March 05 i bought 5 belts (80's) off ebay for 130. These were used for testing/ and dialing in clutching. I was pleasntly surprised when i got them as they still looked new...
 

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My dealer always sells 080 belts to me for $50, I must be getting a good deal?[/b]
Here's the US list price as of Jan. 1, 2007. Some Alaskan dealers may have to pay some shipping as well.

321 1080 $76US
321 1098 $99US
321 1111 $168US
321 1115 $178US

Many parts prices went up Jan. 1, 2007.
 

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Many parts prices went up Jan. 1, 2007.[/b]
What a shocker...Bending the customer over even more at the parts counter. $76 for a 080 is an absolute rip off. Wonder what pistons are now...$150?
 

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A piston for my pro xr is $137.48 almost $150.00 add good old NY state Tax and it is $150.00
 

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My dealer always sells 080 belts to me for $50, I must be getting a good deal?[/b]
My dealer treats me the same way! Even sold me a couple of the high end 1115 belts to test for the same price as the 080.
 
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