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    Pros and Cons of the bellows band for an 2006 RXP?

    I have been reading up on some of the past post about the bellows band, and I have done the O ring mod to mine, but I wanted an other opinion about the bellows band and how well they work?
    I am a closed course racer and on the starts it seems like there is some cavitation on take off,
    Will the bellows band get rid of that all together?--or just make it not cavitate as much?
    Getting the hole shot is one of the best ways to stay ahead and win a race,
    any information would be great,


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    I run one and use to race cc ....

    It does to keep the cav down and the boot central ....

    Only way to keep the cav down is to run a bearing system and get ur pump prop set right ...

    But after using the bearing system and nothing but problem I went back to a carbon boot ...

    Good luck ...

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    I have the bellows band on my 08 RXP and love it,never been beaten out of the hole yet

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    No cons with the bellow band as of yet... Holds the bellow out tight... 0 bellow cavitation

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    Quote Originally Posted by skigolfnut View Post
    I have been reading up on some of the past post about the bellows band, and I have done the O ring mod to mine, but I wanted an other opinion about the bellows band and how well they work?
    I am a closed course racer and on the starts it seems like there is some cavitation on take off,
    Will the bellows band get rid of that all together?--or just make it not cavitate as much?
    Getting the hole shot is one of the best ways to stay ahead and win a race,
    any information would be great,
    If your throwing down decent power your never going to get rid of cav completely with the bellows and carbon ring setup. This is the reason that many racers run a bearing carrier.

    Many people have had issues running bearing carrier type seals so tread carefully. If your racing hole shot is everything so may well be worth it.


    The SF bellow band did cut down the cavitation on my setup. I noticed some drive shaft wear on the C-clip grove when I recently pulled the shaft. I had never noticed that much wear before, time will tell. Engine position can change the tension also.

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    Like Sayers said , power can affect it ...

    When ur pushing 300hp + , the cav will get worse ...

    The carbon bush don't like too much hp ...

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    I like the idea that the OEM bellow set-up has some "give". The parts are cheap and easy to replace...and I feel that "give" helps keep us from breaking or wearing out something else (maybe something more expensive and harder to replace).

    Maybe that (keeping OEM) won't help you in races though. But, just my take as a recreational rider.

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    thanks for everyone's input,

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    Quote Originally Posted by skigolfnut View Post
    thanks for everyone's input,
    So what have you decided?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayers View Post
    So what have you decided?
    He brought a Yami ... lol...

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