Rebuild your timing belt tensioners


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DetroitWingnut
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Rebuild your timing belt tensioners

Postby DetroitWingnut » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:59 pm



On a DIY forum, there was info on how to rebuild your timing belt pulleys using the old base plates, new bearings, and wheel studs. Author ground down wheel studs on a lathe to fit the OEM pulleys base plate, then simply bolted new bearings on using a nut. I liked this idea since one of my tensioners was making a lot of noise when I checked it during belt replacement, but I didn't have a lathe. Found some #10 bolts the right diameter at ACE Hardware, used some red locktite, Viola!
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Re: Rebuild your timing belt tensioners

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:12 am

Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
82 GL500 Silverwing

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Re: Rebuild your timing belt tensioners

Postby DetroitWingnut » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:22 pm

Thanks Steve B123- It was your post w/pictures that gave me what I needed to do this repair! Information you provided was GREAT!
You saved me a lot of money, and I think we have better than original parts on our bikes! Thank-you!!!

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Re: Rebuild your timing belt tensioners

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:44 am

I read that post, and if and when my tensioners ever act up I going to do the same, man I love this site..Awesome fix..Thanks Steve..And Tmac123 for the bolt idea...




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