timing belt


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stan17570
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timing belt

Postby stan17570 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:53 am



is there an easy way to tell if its time to change a timing belt on a 81 gl1100 interstate i just got the bike and don't know if it has been done lattly i would rather change a belt than an engine



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Re: timing belt

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:19 am

Not really..if you are taking everything off to take a look might as well replace..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Wilcoy02
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Re: timing belt

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:00 am

If you do not know the age of the belts---replace--replace--- and replace.

belts are a LOT cheaper than a blown engine.

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moffat
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Re: timing belt

Postby moffat » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:58 am

Definitely change the belts with good quality ones.

oldmopars
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Re: timing belt

Postby oldmopars » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:22 am

Amazon has them for a great price, just get them and do it. They are not that hard to do and there are how-to's here and other forums. It is worth it for piece of mind.

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littlebeaver
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Re: timing belt

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:00 pm

It is normal practice to write the date of the last install in the inside of the belt covers, be sure you do that once you change them out...Shoot I would write the miles too.. :D

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lacanars
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Re: timing belt

Postby lacanars » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:29 am

So what would be the change out time if you do know the date and miles on your belts? I have never have seen this answer yet, just change them if you don't know.

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Re: timing belt

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:37 am

Well some say 50K or so or perhaps every 3 years or so,,, I am no expert but for $50 or less even for new belts, it would be wise because the result of one ever busting in two would be very costly and could ruin your day...To be safe look up say Honda civics or any other two cylinder auto and see when they change them out, it should been no different... Subaru has timing belts much like the Goldwings...Someone else will give you a better answer soon I hope.. That's my take on it...

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rockford75
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Re: timing belt

Postby rockford75 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:50 pm

Its every 100,000 kms and thats right out of the Honda Goldwing service manual.
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Re: timing belt

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:01 pm

Oh gosh darn it, I meant 4 cylinder, not two cylinders vehicles ...Oh my goodness... :shock: so what's that in miles,, I forgot the metric system...? :shock:

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rockford75
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Re: timing belt

Postby rockford75 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:28 pm

100,000 KMs = 62000 miles My bikes Canadian so everything in Kilometers hope this helps.


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