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Timing belts

Postby jeffers » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:19 pm

Hello everyone!!! I am really glad that I joined the forum.... I read up on the posts here just about every day and I've got to say that I have learned a lot of things already from all of the great folks out there...also a lot of great laughs along the way. Any way... I am thinking of replacing the timing belts on my wing this winter. 65k and not sure if previous owner ever changed them... I am fairly mechanically inclined so I'm pretty sure that if I take my time, I should be able to do it without any problems...WISH ME LUCK!!!!

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Re: Timing belts

Postby redial » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:48 am

Luck has been sent your way! Now get those fingers and thumbs working, but take your time, and after you have checked everything, check again.
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Re: Timing belts

Postby thrasherg » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:07 am

Just remember after you have changed the belts, before you try and start the engine, remove the spark plugs and turn the engine over by hand.. That way if anything fouls you will NOT damage the engine, after a few revolutions without any issues, put the plugs back in and fire her up!! Take your time, try not to stress out and enjoy the experience, it really is not that difficult, just time consuming..

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Re: Timing belts

Postby Mag » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:36 pm

I think I will be doing my 1500 this winter also, so we will live through this one together.....fingers crossed. I was told mine was changed, but that was telling me, now I am thinking with what I read here, do not trust anyone that had the bike before you.....just in case. And it gets me to take the tupperware off.....again ;)

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Re: Timing belts

Postby bstig60 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:03 pm

There is a step by step procedure in the how to section that will show you how to do it.

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Re: Timing belts

Postby rodee71 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:21 am

I've done my '82 1100 and my '93 1500 using the vids on the forum here and it went well, both machines are running great and I thank WingAdmin for the helpful step by step. Wouldn't have tried it without them. You're covered if you follow the steps he takes and you'll be better off for doing them yourself. I felt a sense of satisfaction I didn't get even when I restored my '71 Road Runner. (I guess because I'd never worked on bikes before.) And, it was FUN! Good luck, ride safe.

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Re: Timing belts

Postby bjatwood » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:54 pm

It really isn't too bad at all. just follow the D.I.Y. article and you'll be fine. I was very suprised when I did my 98's belts that after two hours of digging, to get to the belts, it takes litterally 5 minutes to install the new ones! Very anti-climatic to say the least. And mark your plug wires, they can get very messed up when you tuck them out of the way...

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Re: Timing belts

Postby bustedwing » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:26 am

I second the motion to WingAdmins diy video. Very nice step by step approach. I would watch the video before doing the job but if you run into a problem you can revisit it. He did an excellent job with several different subjects, taking the time to either video or photograph step by step process. If you take your time and follow the instructions you will not have any problems.
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Re: Timing belts

Postby jeffers » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:07 am

Thanks to everyone for all the tips and info... I will watch the diy video and I'm sure that I will be able to do it with no problems.. You all are so helpful and supportive!!! I love this forum!!!!! Be safe and have lots of fun with your wings! :) :) :)

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