EXPRESS SR NX50 BELT: NOT GOOD NEWS

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As posted elsewhere recently. If you have this bike, better check the pulleys, make sure they are clean (no rust) or your belt coul dbe eaten and your screwed.....

The Honda belt, part number 23100-187-003 or 23100-187-004, is no longer available, nor does Honda plan to re-order it. Honda WILL NOT furnish the specifications for this belt to make it easier to find a replacement. The belt was manufactured by Mitsuboshi and they WILL NOT furnish the original specs for the belt to make it easier to find a replacement. It appears tht no after market manufacturer has interest in making a belt for this scooter either. The belt is the most important factor in scooter performance and operation. For example, Honda recommends replacement of the belt when it wears to 13 mm. New, it is only 14 mm, so there is no tolerance for wear. For each mm of wear, top speed decreases by 3 to 5 mph. While an industrial or even automotive "similar" belt might be found, it WILL be different in width, taper, rigidity, and perhaps the overall diameter. So, it is rather worthless to try to use one of these "similar" replacements and ever expect the scooter to have any sort of like new performance. Honda's attitude is that they have fulfilled their requirement to furnish the part as long as mndated, and now all you Honda Nx50M owners can throw that junk in the scrap pile or put on a "similar" belt that might get you 20 - 25 mph if you are lucky. Seems, the NX50M is now a sort of dinosaur. If anyone has different information, p;ease let us know.

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