Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2


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Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby made2care » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:22 am



Okay, let me clarify. If you have had a goldwing motorcycle, not an automobile, snowmobile, helicopter, tank, riding mower , gocart, scooter, airplane, airboat, boat, ferry, ski lift , motorhome, motor powered skateboard, walmart riding cart, that you personally were riding and the timing belt broke , which ultimately led to total engine destruction, please respond here .



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Re: Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby WVJefo » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:17 pm

I think you are in the wrong place for an answer Made.

The members of this forum do the timing belt thing or will be doing it.
We are maintience happy, give me a wrench, kiss my GW every morning before work, create mile long threads about what is the best oil to use or tire or what is the best color, would sell the car to keep the GW, could tell you the torque setting on most to the bolts, get into fights with wife over GW more than about money.
We ride endless miles for no sane reason what so ever, and show off every new GW toy to our friends, have a sacred near holy spot in our garage where the GW rests.
We are more maniacal than most other bikers except maybe Harley riders (it is a toss up), believe a GW is the greatest creation of Mother Honda (Everything else of Honda being so far behind as to be in another country), we would rather hear the sounds of our engine than a good dirty limerick, but still hear the rock & roll from our speakers.
We are slightly pissed that every other biker does not realize the absolute magnificence of our GoldWings by bowing as we cruise by. Forget the bus lane there should be a GoldWing lane.
We believe that women should drop to their knees and worship our man parts, other men bow and pledge loyalty and fidelity to us, children stare in awe as we pass and aspire to greatness just because they got a ride on our GW.

A member would NEVER admit as to be so negligent that their timing belt broke because of poor maintaince. They would be forcefully removed and forever given a spot on the Chevy Covair forum.

A friend had a saying "If you want to see **** go to a strip club not a book store" I think you may want to talk to a GW dealer or repair shop. They have probably seen a busted up engine from a timing belt break. May the owner burn in hell for such slovenly care and feeding.

A person who would let their own piece of heaven, given to him by his hard earned money, the grace of god, and the engineering genius at Honda, suffer such wounds because of their lazy, careless, idiot ways should have a special place in hell reserved for him. May that person only get to go shopping at Wall Mart at 3 AM on a Monday, be smitten with boils and roids, be a bureaucrat, and may their balls itch of a thousand crabs.

Hopefully I have gotten the point across

Jeff

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Re: Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:54 pm

Didn't mean to pee on your corn flakes
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby mrtwowheel » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:18 pm

I have a nightmare of a story about these belts. I'll make it short. Bike sat outside for two seasons. When I tried to get it going again the belts broke. Water had entered the belt covers and the drains had been covered with gasket sealer. The belts had been soaking in water and had turned into spaghetti. 5 out of 8 valves were bent, pistons and rods are OK. I bought a donor head that I could use three valves from. I still need two intake valves, the cheaper ones. Heads are on the bench. This '75 should be refurbished and reliable for next season.

Lesson learned......If you use gasket sealer on the belt cover......DON'T PLUG THE DRAIN HOLES

Scott

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Re: Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby dingdong » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:45 am

Madetocare: You're fishing for someone to justify "not" replacing the belts. Wishful thinking, not gonna happen. They need to be replaced. Go get your new belts and git-er-done.
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Re: Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby mrtwowheel » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:43 am

dingdong wrote:Madetocare: You're fishing for someone to justify "not" replacing the belts. Wishful thinking, not gonna happen. They need to be replaced. Go get your new belts and git-er-done.


Yeah that!!!! It's not a hard thing to do, maybe a bit scary for the first timer. Just line up the marks, easy to understand by just turning the engine before removing the old belts and watching the marks. Not expensive either, I bought Gates belts on Amazon for $10.00 each, shipping included. Check the idler pulley bearings and remember that you ARE NOT tightening an altermator belt. Just a hair more tension than those flimsy little springs produce.

Scott

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Re: Sleeping beauty says," give me some proof", part 2

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:53 am

Basically it comes down to this......it's you bike..do what you want to do with. Change the belts or don't.change the oil or don't. Just post the outcome of you decision!


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