Ok so I don't want to start any brand war here, but I just wanted to know if anyone has had any luck with Gates belts?? My buddy has one for his 96 Formula 3 but has yet to get out riding since he bought it 2 years ago. I need a new belt for my 98 MXZ and I am not really a fan of Dayco's but other than a factory belt, I'm not left with too many options in my home town. I found his Gates to be really really hard compared to any other one i've seen so is this good or bad??