Timing belt replacement


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Timing belt replacement

Postby JellyBelly » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:44 pm



So in my long line of things I need to (and want to) do on my '77 and '78 I want to replace the timing belts...both bikes are hitting about 44,000miles and I don't know the history on the timing belt.

How long should I set aside to replace these? Anything in particular I should pay particular attention to or anything the might be annoying during the process?


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Re: Timing belt replacement

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Do you have the OEM shop manual?

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Re: Timing belt replacement

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Some folks like to remove the radiator to improve the view. Do not base belt replacement on miles, they fail more commonly with age. If they are over 5 years old, they should be replaced.

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Re: Timing belt replacement

Postby JellyBelly » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:20 am

I have the shop manual. 5 years...that's nice to know. My '77 was a storage unit find...so it needs replacing for sure. the '78 was in a similar state. So definitely time to replace.
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Re: Timing belt replacement

Postby Placerville » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:23 am



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