Gates CVT Fitment Information
To make it simple so you can rest assured you are getting the right sized belt for your model and year I want to clear it up in the most simple form I can.
General Belt fitment info:
Unlike the OEM belts, aftermarket belts by any manufacturer for the most part makes them with one rubber compound. The OEM will make other minor changes to the belts and not make any changes to the clutches to be able to use these different belts. In the aftermarket world we choose the best belt that covers them all. Example: Say Polaris has two different belts with two different rubber compounds used on two different vehicles but the dimensions are the same. This requires two different part numbers from the OEM but in the aftermarket we will have one belt for both applications. Rest assured that Gates and Hunterworks has done our homework to make sure you are getting the correct belt for your application.
All of the 1000cc models from Arctic Cat except for the new Wildcat X use the same belt aftermarket.
All 500/800/1000 models ATV's and UTV's use the same aftermarket belts. Can-Am has several part numbers and like every other manufacturer they make a slight change in material minor dimension changes etc and give it a different part number. The Maverick is strange one by itself, it comes with one belt on it and when you order a replacment from Can-Am you get same belt with different part number on it.
All 660 and 700 Grizzlies and Rhino's will use the same aftermarket belts. Yamaha has two different part numbers because they have either changed the material used or made a slight dimension change from 660 to 700. When I say dimension change keep in mind, you can make a belt wider and slightly longer and have basically the same end result. Keep in mind these are very minor changes and on this particular application we have been selling the exact same belt for all applications for several years in another brand with NO complications.
A Teryx belt is considered a HD belt compared to the OEM Brute Force belt while Brute Force owners have been using the Teryx belt as a alternative to the stock Brute Belt. The Gates version would be considered the HD version and can be used on both. Same as Rhino we have been selling another aftermarket belt for several years and using it on both without any issues. All years and all models in the 750 family.
I saved Polaris for last for a reason, they really love to confuse us on clutching and belts. On the 800 models, Polaris has belts with part numbers ending in 13, 33 and now 62. The 13 and 33 are both selections for the same models while they call the 33 a HD belt then on other models they list only the 13 then on other models list only the 33. The 62 is the newest that supersedes the 33 so the 33 is no longer available. So the way I see it, you could have used any of the three of the belts mentioned on any 800 model but the 33 or the 62 would be the preferred due to HD version. What is the difference? One is dimension and the other is compound of rubber. The HD belts are slightly wider and slightly longer. The compound changes are to be less abrasive on the clutches themselves. The Gates belt we are using would match dimensionally the HD belt and Gates has only one compound that seems to prove easy on clutches. So this is why we only show one belt for all 800 models whether Ranger, RZR and RZR 4.
XP 900 and XP 4
Polaris used a different belt on the 2011 model than 2012 and newer, the 2012 belt can be used on the 2011 but not the reverse. The 2013 uses the same as 2012 and the XP 4 uses the same belt as well so the Gates belt we are carrying is dimensionally the same as the 2012 which can be used on all models.