If you run the racing circuit and put new OEM drive belts in your machine before every competition, or you ride trails and try to extend the life of your RS1 belt as long as possible, here at Everything Polaris RZR, we’ve got the a wide selection of Polaris RS1 drive belts for any purpose, terrain, or riding style. While cheap RS1 drive belts can be found at your local Napa or Autozone, most riders aren’t necessarily looking for the cheapest belts. Used, low runtime OEM or aftermarket RS1 drive belts are another option for riders on a budget. But if you go this route, just know that you’re assuming a certain level of risk, because even if the person you bought the belt from said they only used it once, you can never know with 100% certainty. Amazon is another option for cheap drive belts for the RS1, but again, just know that you get what you pay for and make sure to pack a spare.
If you run a quality drive belt in your RS1, you should get at least 900 hours out of it depending on where and how hard you drive.At around 900 hours, we’d suggest swapping it out and keeping the old one as a spare. But even before this point, you might consider buying a spare drive belt and storing it in that convenient spot under the rear portion of the roof. When sitting in your rig, look up to the rear and you’ll see four clips sticking out that are made to hold a belt -- assuming you have the factory roof and air intakes still. As far as we’re concerned, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Your drive belt will probably never break on the trailer or in the garage, but usually always will when driving it, so it makes sense to have a spare. Gates’ carbon fibre drive belt is a popular alternative to the OEM belt, and many riders have also been happy with the Sand Storm drive belt by Zollinger Racing Products, which claims to be four times stronger than the competition. And for those who are curious, the drive belts for the RS1 are the same ones used in the RZR turbo. The RS1 is basically just a hybrid vehicle using best recycled parts from various Polaris machines, and it comes with the turbo drivetrain. Even the tail light is from the Turbo S, only flipped upside down. If you’re curious about the inner workings of the Polaris RS1 or you just want the best drive belt for your riding style, let us know and we’ll get you straightened out!