Timing Belt Job


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randallkc
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Timing Belt Job

Postby randallkc » Mon May 21, 2012 11:24 pm



I have a 79 GL1000. I have it running good now. I just changed the oil and now I want to do a timing belt job before it gets trashed.

Does anyone have a how to for this job? I have done timing belts on TDI diesels but have the VW lockdown tools. I have no clue with this machine.
What brand is a good belt and where do I get it? I would like to have a Honda part and not some cheep junk the auto parts stores sell.

Also I am interested in knowing what to use to clean the valve covers and other parts to their origional shine.

I had oil in the coolant but after cleaning and adding new coolant I have not noticed any new oil. I am thinking that the guy before me dumped oil in it by accident who knows. I am just taking a wait and see with that problem.

PS the oil I used is 5-40 super lubra molly from Germany. Its full synthetic. It's the oil I use in the TDI diesel. Seemed like people use all kinds of oil in these machines. Just wanted to throw that out there incase people freaked out about it.

I am also looking for rear turn signals for my 79. I got on ebay and purchased a set that looked exactly like what I had but it was for a 80's model and wouldn't fit. If anyone nees a rear tail light and turn signals for a 80's machine I have one.



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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby seabee_ » Tue May 22, 2012 12:51 am

Timing belts are easy to change on the Goldwings. Do a google search for timing belts replacement and you'll find the tutorials on this. Goldwingfacts.com has a good one. Far as the oil, lots of people use oils made for diesels, such as rotella, I use Delo LE myself. If you've done belts on a vw then you'll have no problem with your bike. Welcome to the forum.
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Fred Camper
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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby Fred Camper » Tue May 22, 2012 6:19 am

NAPA and others sell good belts for GL1000's. Several sites sell "new2u" kits that include belts and they may work well for you. Check OldFogey's Winginnovation site as he supports us here.

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Re: Timing Belt Job

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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby JellyBelly » Tue May 22, 2012 1:24 pm

This free online shop manual should help - http://www.motorcyclesolutionsllc.com/i ... 000man.pdf


I don't have any turn signals but I do have a tail light from a '76 that should work for you. PM me if interested...I can send you more pics.
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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby thrasherg » Tue May 22, 2012 4:09 pm

Is it an optical illusion, or is that rear shock rather banana shaped? It looks to be well bent to me!! :lol:

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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby JellyBelly » Tue May 22, 2012 5:19 pm

That is no illusion my friend...that shock is very bent.
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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:13 pm

JellyBelly wrote:That is no illusion my friend...that shock is very bent.


How on earth does a shock get bent like that! :shock:
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Re: Timing Belt Job

Postby moffat » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:30 am

Should you use synthetic oil in an old goldwing? I thought it affected the clutch???? I use the makers recommended 10-40 mineral oil in the UK climate




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