Never had a problem with my belt but with 1550 miles I figured maybe I should put a new one on. Well I can say I have had this machine apart a few times putting mods and stuff on but never have removed belt cover. This might sound funny but just shy of taking an outright hammer to this cover it is sealed on there like nothing I have ever seen. Pulled all bolts and everything but just wondering if there are any tricks besides heating up the torch.haha. I don't know whether to be happy or mad because I guarantee there is no mud or water in that thing. Sealed up water tight like a frog's a$$hole. Thanks guys!