WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS


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WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby OTTERCOMET » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:15 pm



I'm recovering an 82 GL1100 Interstate (stored and unused for a number of years) It's a Canadian bike with 91K kilometers on the clock (56,500 miles). I have a factory service manual and I am unable to locate any reference to recommended mileage when one should consider replacing the belts. Ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:19 pm

OTTERCOMET wrote:I'm recovering an 82 GL1100 Interstate (stored and unused for a number of years) It's a Canadian bike with 91K kilometers on the clock (56,500 miles). I have a factory service manual and I am unable to locate any reference to recommended mileage when one should consider replacing the belts. Ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks.


The time to do it is NOW. Belts are both age and usage limited, so if they are original, they will be well past due. Also allowing a bike to sit for long periods of time without running also allows the belts to take a "set" which significantly weakens them. I would not even start the engine on this bike until the belts have been changed.

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:46 pm

+1 now and then every 50,000 or 5 years.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby maintainer » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:10 pm

When to replace the timing belts? Right before they break! :lol:

Seriously, if you are unsure just do it. I just did one of my bikes. I don't like to push my luck when catastrophic engine damage is the penalty for neglect.
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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby Right Winger » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:25 pm

It's time to change the belts . If you didn't do them and you don't know when they were done :D

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby Maddogg » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:46 pm

When you replace your belts, don't forget to purchase the gaskets for the covers. They are probably all hard and brittle from sitting so long. The gaskets can be found at J & M. Not too expensive.

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby dingdong » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:52 am

Good advice previously. Caution: Don't think you can inspect the belts to determine if they are good. They will look like new even if they have never been changed. Good luck with your new bike.

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby kybigmac » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:14 am

You can get replacement belts online for about half the price of factory beits. I used gates and got them on amazon.

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby wingman12 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:28 am

While you are in there be sure to inspect your idler pulley bearings for any wobble or snagging when being rotated. make sure to set the timing and verify by turning the motor by the bolt on the back of the motor, DO NOT SPIN WITH STARTER until verified that timing is correct. then adjust the valves. then you can start your engine if you wish. :D :D

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby OTTERCOMET » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:31 pm

Thanks to all who have replied. Will source belts and gasket and get it taken care of.

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby Maddogg » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:33 pm

If you have a NAPA Auto parts available, you can get them there. And yes, they are Gates belts.

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby Right Winger » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:47 pm

Napa Gates, good as any better than many

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby barrettmusicman1 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:53 pm

Maddogg wrote:When you replace your belts, don't forget to purchase the gaskets for the covers. They are probably all hard and brittle from sitting so long. The gaskets can be found at J & M. Not too expensive.


Link by any chance?

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:14 am

barrettmusicman1 wrote:
Maddogg wrote:When you replace your belts, don't forget to purchase the gaskets for the covers. They are probably all hard and brittle from sitting so long. The gaskets can be found at J & M. Not too expensive.


Link by any chance?


The part numbers are 11831-371-010 (right side) and 11832-371-010 (left side). You can find them with those Google search links, or both can be bought from Cyclemax: http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com ... RONT-COVER

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Re: WHEN TO REPLACE TIMING BELTS

Postby barrettmusicman1 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:20 pm

Thanks, just ordered!




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