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timing belts

Postby seldonca » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:22 pm



I recently purchased an '82 Aspencade. The PO recently had the carbs professionally rebuilt and had the front and rear calipers rebuilt and new pads installed alond with installing all new cables. These leaves only the timing belts to be replaced to complete its updates. Is this something a relative noob can do or should I have it done professionally? I've looked at the tutorials on it and it doesn't appear to be to hard to do.



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Re: timing belts

Postby tunaboy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:49 pm

Just got new gates belts for $27/pair from Amazon.As far as how hard are they install I will have to let you know.

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Re: timing belts

Postby Joecop » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:40 pm

Look up the post on timing belts. Not hard at all.

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Re: timing belts

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:48 pm

It's not hard but if you don't follow the instructions carefully you can really **** your engine..after you are done slowly turn the crank shaft by hand..if it won't do several full rotations easily don't force it if it's stops like you are hitting something YOU ARE..because you have a valve hitting a piston.
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Re: timing belts

Postby seldonca » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:51 pm

Thanks for the input, I've ordered the belts and will put them on when it gets warm enough.

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Re: timing belts

Postby bellboy40 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:36 pm

Replacing the timing belts isn't hard to do but it does require your full attention. This is not the time to be thinking about something else while you are working on it. A mistake will be costly. It will take a few hours to do especially the first time so just set aside some time to do the job when you won't be rushed. If you follow the instructions in the how-to article you shouldn't have any problem doing it.

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Re: timing belts

Postby seldonca » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:37 pm

I'll make sure I have plenty of time and no distractions when I do it. Definitely not going to to hit the starter button before I turn it over by hand a few times

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Re: timing belts

Postby seldonca » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 pm

Just as an afterthought, I'm thinking it would be a good idea to replace the tensioners as well. The only ones i've been able to find are at Sabrecycle tho, I haven't heard good things about them tho and $126 bucks a pop seems awfully pricey. Has anyone found them anywhere else?

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Re: timing belts

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:40 am

seldonca wrote:Just as an afterthought, I'm thinking it would be a good idea to replace the tensioners as well. The only ones i've been able to find are at Sabrecycle tho, I haven't heard good things about them tho and $126 bucks a pop seems awfully pricey. Has anyone found them anywhere else?


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Re: timing belts

Postby bellboy40 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:15 am

That is a good link for how to repair your tensioners. Here is a link to another method that is interesting.
If your tensioners still turn smoothly and quietly with no looseness I would reuse them. However if either of them make noise or feel rough when you spin them they need to be replaced or repaired.

http://www.sdb-e.com/TENSIONER/TENSIONE ... LD-JCS.pdf

Western Honda - item# 14 $67.56
http://www.westernhonda.com/fiche_secti ... veh=132948

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Re: timing belts

Postby seldonca » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:31 am

Thanks, the Western Honda option looks good.




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