Camshaft timing


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bjanz
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Camshaft timing

Postby bjanz » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:21 pm



I purchased a 1981 Goldwing 1100I that was not running and had been stored(with gas in it) for the last 16 years. The person I bought it from had installed new timing belts, but I am not sure they were installed correctly. The manuals I have indicate that the cam sprockets should be set with the "UP" in up position and the mark on the edge of the sprocket lining up with the mark on the case. My confusion is, do I line up the raised dot with the mark, or the line. The manuals show both sprockets with 6 circular holes, while my machine has the right-hand head with a 6-spoked sprocket with no arrow pointing at the mark. I got a spare set of heads with the bike and both of them have the circular hole design.
Any help would be very appreciated.
Bruce



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Re: Camshaft timing

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:22 am

look here

http://forum.classicgoldwings.com/viewt ... =23&t=2403

and turn it by hand BEFORE you press the starter button.

look here too..good how to..

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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bjanz
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Re: Camshaft timing

Postby bjanz » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:01 pm

Thank you for the link. It helped clarify. I had turned it over by hand first with no binding, but didn't know if timing was right. Now to clean those gummy carbs!

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Re: Camshaft timing

Postby moffat » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:35 am

Be careful when putting the cam covers on as I found on my Gl1000 there are two bolts each cover and the left hand side bolts are different lengths.!




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