83 interstate timing belts


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glasshead
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83 interstate timing belts

Postby glasshead » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:55 pm



Where did I see a tutorial for changing the timing belts (I guess there are two), on an 83 interstate?

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby glasshead » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:41 am

Thanx. It is not an 83, but can I assume it is the same procedure?

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby Sveinn » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:41 pm

Here is the write up I followed on my 1980 Interstate. The procedure looks the same, and I really like his method of holding the right side pulley in place. It will try to rotate on you due to the valve spring tension on the cam.

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby shadew » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:03 pm

Thanks for the information to all, I replaced my timing belts for the first time on the Monday holiday. What I learned from the experience, is loosening the right side valve train cradle trick and not removing the radiator worked nicely. Overall it is a completely achievable do-it-yourself project.

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby wing_newb » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:47 pm

Hey guys,
I have an 80 GL1100 with an 82 engine (basically the same exact thing). The last engine went because of a timing belt and the PO took care of it and put the other engine in. I just don't want the same thing happening to me. I don't know the history of the engine real good and I would really like to put new belts on it. I would like to save the money and do it myself, but I am very nervous about it (like handling a newborn baby). I've seen the how-to's on the other websites and stuff, but I think I still do not fully understand some of the process. Does anyone have any help?

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:04 am

I wouldn't worry too much, I wrote something about how I change mine, it's different than most, maybe not better who cares but it's how I get mine done my way and it's simple, there is always a different way to do stuff when you give it some thought...Click on the post above in the blue letters at the bottom of Sveinn's post and you will get to it, it might help or maybe not...Good luck.. But one thing for sure, it's a different way... :lol:

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby shadew » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:17 am

Yes, your method is absolutely now my method. I tried doing it without the vise grips, and that's why it got creative. But a wise man told me, "You never know until you try". I did also steal the trick that you and WingAdmin use on replacing the inside bolts with sealant. The next scheduled belt change I would wager could be done in 30 minutes with those removed. Next, I need to get the minimums to tackle the fork seals.

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Re: 83 interstate timing belts

Postby shadew » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:21 am

I am sorry for the misquote LittleBeaver, my mental timing is not advanced, at all. "You never know until you try it for yourself"




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