timing belts


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emt613
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timing belts

Postby emt613 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:07 pm



Can anyone direct me to the tutorial for timing belt changes that I believe was done by Littlebeaver ? THANKS



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WINGER3
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Re: timing belts

Postby WINGER3 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:41 pm

Littlebeaver has a good post on how to on the belts, just click on link below and scroll down to Littlebeaver's post and also more futher down, He does a great job showing how to do it, you should copy it so you have it by your side when you do the belts, take your time and get it right the first time, because if you get it off to far you could distroy your engine when you try to start it, turn it over by hand a few times befor you button it up and be sure you got it right.
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Re: timing belts

Postby eklimek » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:39 am

Agree about Beave's technique using the C clamp and socket. You can also set tappets at the same time by removing covers. Having just done this, the valve spring compression moves the cam when your not looking. It's easy to be out one tooth.

Other tips
Get your tools out and put the bike up at a comfortable working height. This will take twice as long as projected due to age and corrosion (of the bike , mechanic as well)

The rad removal will require new rad hose clamps and a heat gun to soften the hose for removal.

You easily rotate the engine with plugs out either by rear wheel (in 5th gear) or crank pulley ( forward only).

It's not a greatly difficult project, but before you button it up, make sure the cam timing is correct.

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Re: timing belts

Postby emt613 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:02 pm

Thanks everyone, this project is coming up soon, so I am trying to get it all lined up and ready. Stay Safe ,,, Roy

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Re: timing belts

Postby eklimek » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:25 pm

For what it's worth

Reinstalling the covers is simplified if you tack the gasket onto the covers with liquid gasket adhesive. Otherwise the lower one tends to fall off and become obstructive. Cleaning them and then softening them in toluene is helpful. You need not replace them unless they are torn. They just keep dirt out.

The tabs for the horns are a nuisance. They must be bent to remove the rad. Expect them to break off during reinstallation.

Run the motor before reinstalling the rad, just in case you are out one tooth. Don't worry about a brief trial without coolant. You just want to confirm it runs as before. It will run very poorly if one cam is out by a tooth. (Don't ask)

You want to either remove the lower rad hose or remove the housing without replacing the hose clamp. The gasket for the housing is a large rubber "o" ring. Don't lose it. You must loosen the top hose clamp.




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