The Science Behind Razorback Technology
At Razorback Technology, we create belt temperature gauges because Heat Kills Belts. Also, because, as riders ourselves, we understand exactly how frustrating it can be when a belt blows out mid-ride and you find yourself stuck on the side of the trail. There’s really nothing worse, right?
To help riders avoid blown belts and lengthen belt life, we engineered our gauges to track the real-time temperature of their belt to the exact degree. Unlike clutch air gauges that measure ambient air temperature, our gauges use advanced, infrared sensors to track the actual temperature of your belt. We chose to take this new approach to measuring belt temperature, because by the time the air becomes hot - the damage is already done to your belt. We felt that using air temperature as an indicator of belt life was less than ideal, so we became the first to create a gauge capable of measuring ACTUAL belt temperature.
More Than Hot Air
Research shows that once belts reach a certain temperature threshold, thermal degradation occurs and the belt’s properties begin to change. The rubber begins to stiffen and crack, and the lifespan of the belt is severely shortened. Some say this happens at temperatures over 220 F, while others claim it’s occurs closer to 180 F. We’ve programmed our gauges to alert riders when belt temperature reaches certain thresholds, so they can adjust their riding and avoid severe, irreparable damage.
Our latest belt temperature gauge, our UTV Edition 2.0, also tracks and displays Average and High belt temperatures. The average temperature shows you how your belt is performing over the last 60 minutes of runtime, while the high temperature tracks for duration of ride until you turn the machine off. These measurements allow you to track the condition of your belt as the day goes on.
LED Warning Lights - Watch your gauge, and stay in the green.
A Large Change In Temperature - Generally right before belts come apart, their temperature can fluctuate greatly. Keep an eye on how fast the temperature rises when you throttle down, and if you notice a 100+ degree jump - your belt is likely about to call it quits.
40-50 Degree Increase To Average - Our tests have revealed that average temperature is a great indicator of belt condition. Everything that we’ve tested to failure, failed within 20 miles after an increase of 40-50 degrees in average temperature.
Save Money and Ride More
Riding with Razorback Technology can help you stay on the trail and save a few bucks. Check out our latest gauges in our online shop, and keep an eye out for the launch of the exciting new products that we’re working on right now!