I can change a Uly belt on the side of the road with the tools I carry in 25 minutes, from dismount to riding off. How do I know? Late yesterday afternoon, after I got on the bike I looked at my phone and saw that it had been exactly 25 minutes since I had called Mrs. Skifast and told her I'd be late with the milk and eggs, as I had once again busted my belt. Now, the fact that I can accomplish this task in such a short amount of time is in some ways, I suppose, a testament to the well thought out serviceability of the thing. But it is in no small part also due to the fact that I've had a bit more practice than I'd prefer. This was the third time. First time, my 07 Uly had about 25K on it. Fortunately I had a spare belt, you might have read that account: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520934 The second time was last fall, on my 08 with approximately 13K on it. Last night the 08 again, now with 20K on the clock. So the trend is fewer miles between breaks. The belt that broke last night was latest generation. Now I'm aware that three data points do not a trend make, and sometimes random events cluster but really, doesn't this seem a bit unusual? I don't wheelie (cripes, I'm 57 they only guy close to my age who wheelies is Pluric and he's nuts) and I don't do much off road. I recently replaced the tires and followed the installation of the rear wheel to the letter, torque, loosen, torque. Any ideas? And while I'm at it, anybody know if Badweb is down due to Sandy? Thanks and ride safe.