oem timing belt brand and change interval?


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
  • Sponsored Links
oldmopars
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:25 am
Location: Yelm, Washington
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

oem timing belt brand and change interval?

Postby oldmopars » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:51 pm



I have searched and can not find the brand, did factory belts say Honda on them? Mine say T&L. Does this mean they are factory or replaced? I am putting in new no matter what.
Also, how often do you change timing belts?



User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7660
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: oem timing belt brand and change interval?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:56 am

T&L appears to be an importer.I have no idea who made the belts.
I crossed mine to Gates belts and get them at Napa.
I replace mine every 2 years or 30k miles....cheap insurance.
I'm sure they would last longer but at $50. It's not a bad idea.

oldmopars
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:25 am
Location: Yelm, Washington
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: oem timing belt brand and change interval?

Postby oldmopars » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:31 am

My bike has 76k on it and has sat for a few years, so even if these are replacements, I feel better putting new ones on. Changing the coolant at the same time.

User avatar
RBGERSON
Posts: 2625
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:57 am
Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: oem timing belt brand and change interval?

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:55 am

replacements on it now

GL1000 & GL1100
Gates - #5119 or #T274 (2ea.)
NAPA - #250274 (2 ea.)
Goodyear - #40274 (2 ea.)

very detailed how to at NGW and here too...look in How to forums
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

oldmopars
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:25 am
Location: Yelm, Washington
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: oem timing belt brand and change interval?

Postby oldmopars » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:15 am

Yes, I already got the Gates belts and have looked at a few how-to's on different forums. I have replaced hundreds of timing belts in the last 25 years, so this is no big deal.

User avatar
littlebeaver
Posts: 4420
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:11 pm
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Motorcycle: 1981 gl 1100 I , 79 Yamaha XS11
Special, 82 Kawa 750 CSR, 82 Kawa 750 LTD, 03 Kawa Nomad 1500, 99 Kawa Voyager 1200

Re: oem timing belt brand and change interval?

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:02 pm

I agree with the good insurance comment above, 30k is about right I would think, saying that these could probably go alot longer with no problem but why chance it...




Return to “GL1100 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], sw3dl1, Yahoo Slurp [Bot] and 1 guest