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Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby ram11397 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:09 pm



Am i missing it? i cant find how littlebeaver does his timing belts in the how to section!!! total injustice!!! lol


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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby redbug » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:22 pm

goldwingfacts.com has a timing belt procedure. The author is octane..
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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:38 pm

I don't use the clamp on the crank anymore,, I just clamp the sides and make sure the crank doesn't move,, keep it on it's mark and your good...I don't mind if it's not in the how too's, I post it every week anyways :lol:

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:09 pm

ram11397 wrote:Am i missing it? i cant find how littlebeaver does his timing belts in the how to section!!! total injustice!!! lol


Right here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6101&p=26701#p26701

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:38 pm

There's no injustice here, Octanes way is the best way of changing out the belts,, everyone knows that.. HE is a highly respected individual and he made a great post on changing the belts out....I learned from him first but I also think for myself and changed methods....That's all I did.. Just got a little creative...

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby ram11397 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:04 pm

the injustice part was meant in jest sorry if taken wrong way
thanks for links
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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:06 pm

my way is much simpler :lol:

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby ram11397 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:12 pm

yeah i need to do mind not sure how often, but new ones were installed on the bike 6 yrs ago, I have put about 40,000miles on her
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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:19 pm

The main thing is, making sure the arrows are on the side marks and the crank is on it's mark before you clamp anything down and everything should be perfect.. I don't use the clamp anymore on the crank....I just watch it and not move it if possible...

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:30 pm

Of course you rotate it around twice by hand to check you marks....

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:57 am

i have a question about these tensioners and the belts....how much play,(up and down) should these belts have. i know they aren't like serpentine belts that need to be tight, but im not sure of how tight they have to be.

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:24 am

http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544 Stuart this is the best tutorial you will find on the Net....

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:32 am

hey Beave, i have looked at it several times. my cam pulleys don't have the arrows on them, only little dots, but it seems like i have them lined up correctly.

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:38 am

Can you take a photo and post it? get some good light on it so we can see it.. Do Not start the engine without making sure everything is correct and you hand rotated it twice......Put it on T-1 thru the window on the top of engine.... Make sure up says up on both pulleys and make sure the marks line up and the tension is good just using the springs,,,, Never too tight...As you hand rotate it feel the tension half way around making sure your not too tight or too loose, tweek it if you feel the need... What I mean is tighten the belt a little if you wish but just make sure they are not too tight...Too loose either, shoot it can skip a tooth if it's real loose.. By rotating it you are insuring that the piston and the valves are not going to collide when you do start the engine...Bent valves or even piston damage can and will occur... :o Note: while rotating and if it stops or gets real hard.... stop.......... somethings wrong...Never force anything ever...

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:04 am

I went to my mechanic friends house to get a cylinder head the other day and he showed Amanda and I a piston that had collided with a valve.. You don't want this or bent valves....
Piston damage
Piston damage
You may as well throw you hands up and cuss a little if this ever happens...
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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:47 am

OMG, i hope that don't happen to my motor. don't need that. i cant take any more pics, my camera died. the only pics i have is what I've already posted. I've bench rotated the motor multiple times to ensure the engine is not "getting stuck" or the timing marks moved off of their spots. everything seems to be in working order. today i installed the new shifter shaft seal, glued the new valve cover gaskets down onto the covers, and all im waiting on now is one new clutch cover bolt to replace the one that broke off inside the rear cover, and the new tensioner springs. i was unable to grab that one with my fingers, but there was a little edge of the bolt left sticking out of the cover so i used a very small and narrow flat screw driver and a ball peen hammer and tap it around enough to grab it and turn it out.

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:03 pm

Stuart, Do yourself a favor and put it on T-1 and take a small file and mark the pulley at 12 oclock high noon... then paint it with white paint using a small brush... This is good to have as a reference mark for TDC...I use it to make for darn sure that the crank doesn't move at all while removing the belts, if it does move just put it back on target... When done it should be good along with the two sides marks, bam.. it's good.. then check it all by rotating it... Sounds like you did it correctly....

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:08 pm

hey beave,

that's a good suggestion, but from what i saw, someone's already did the belts once before because the pulleys were already marked before i took the belts off, also i can still see the Honda name and part number on one of the belts, faded but still there, so i don't have to put any marks on them, but i am going to take my angle grinder and just deep enough to scribe a mark on both pulleys and inboard timing covers the same way i did to my floorboard shifter linkage just to make sure they stay there because paint can fade over time and a scribed line wont.

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Re: Littlebeavers way of doing Timing belts

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:52 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I went to my mechanic friends house to get a cylinder head the other day and he showed Amanda and I a piston that had collided with a valve.. You don't want this or bent valves.... You may as well throw you hands up and cuss a little if this ever happens...


That happens to a bike, you might as well scrap the engine. It has sprayed little bits of metal into the crankcase, which means it's in the bearings, and everywhere else it shouldn't be.




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