Newby Question on timing belts


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Newby Question on timing belts

Postby wingerbanjo » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:35 pm



I just bought my first Goldwing, she is a 1980 GL1100. I have learned from reading here that I had better change my timing belts. There is an awsum video here on belt changes on a GL1200. Is the process the same for the GL1100? Is the T1 mark actually imprinted on metal so you can read it or is it another mark that represents T1(hard to see it in the video). Do you adjust the tensioners so that the belts just "feels right."Thanks much for any info. I want to learn to do the work myself so it won't cost me a arm and a leg (and make sure it is done right). Thanks for this forum, Joe



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Re: Newby Question on timing belts

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:48 pm

Mark is easy to see it is stamped in the fly wheel, the 1200 and 1100 are similar processes..youi can use the 1200 thread to do the 1100...BUT look here

http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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Re: Newby Question on timing belts

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:34 am

Yep-follow the diy shown to you before this post,and while your in there,you might want to change the radiator hoses and thermostat-even if they look allright.Regards,Johnyy

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Re: Newby Question on timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:39 am

Good luck changing your belts.. :D

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Re: Newby Question on timing belts

Postby wingerbanjo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:50 am

Thanks much for the info. I just ordered a thermostat. I will also change the rad. hoses. Two new gates timing belts will be in tommorrow. I am also gonna change the plugs and flush the coolant system. Then last I will sync the carbs. I will then drive the @3*%$ out my "new"(1980GL1100) goldwing. This forum has given me the confidence to do it all myself. Thanks a million, Joe

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Re: Newby Question on timing belts

Postby tlcdmc » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:39 pm

getting th 1-3 side belt in the exact location is a real pain- it can be half a cog off and bike will run poorly-i finally tried locking the idler wide open-making damn sure all tension is out of top of belt- if its off time bike will not idle down no matter how much you adjust carbs-on this i noticed, is that if you look at the 2 bolts behind cam wheel-the top bolt should be behind the up mark and the lower bolt should be to the left of hole-i had spare motor to practice on and it helped-being as how the cam rolls, i use a flat blade screw driver in one of the cam holes to hold it while i got belt right-then loosed adjuster to set belt-hope this helps




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