How I Change My timing Belts


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How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:15 pm



Most guy's have method's of their own to do things, I have a few, I would like to share with you my way...It's just another way of doing it...It make's it easy for me and that's what count's...Hope someone gets something out of it..






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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:49 am

Clamping the cam sprocket is a great idea.Just re-check tension on the belt.I don't trust the springs to do it right.
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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby HyperPete » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:22 am

There's a great step-by-step with photos available here: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum9/17422-1.html
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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:30 pm

Yes, I rotate the crank twice and check the tension, it's always just like it was once I release the cramps, the reason for the crank clamp is when you go to put that belt on it will move on you, when doing that it can cause much pain and maybe a little anger, this is a positive way to not let that happen, Wingadmin. had a good idea of putting the bike in 5th gear and locking the rear tire down to keep things from[crank] moving everyone has their own way , I never tried that, Octane has a great write up on other sites, I'm not trying to one up anyone but just showing how I do mine with the radiator in place :lol: ... I check all the marks, to make sure all is good before I close it up..it's always been on the marks, then I call it a day..This video was made to show guy's how to not be a cog off...oh, if you need to readjust the tensioner's after rotating it twice, lock everything back down then make your adjustments...Done...the five dollar long vise clamp I got has been worth every penny to me...I'm not trying to get guy's to do it this way that's on them, I wanted to show you how I do mine...

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:18 pm

The first time I did mine, I did it without removing the radiator, and it made the job twice as long (trying to remove and replace the timing covers), and with far more skinned knuckles and curse words. Next time I'll pull the radiator. :)

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:55 pm

WingAdmin wrote:The first time I did mine, I did it without removing the radiator, and it made the job twice as long (trying to remove and replace the timing covers), and with far more skinned knuckles and curse words. Next time I'll pull the radiator. :)

Yes sir I hear you, the two inner bolts are pain in the rear, I removed those and sealed the holes so the next time I change the belts it takes a whole minute to remove both covers...That's where you got your injuries removing those bolts..This is not for everyone, but it will shorten your time and the crap you go thru pulling the radiator.. :D

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:10 pm

Here's the first part of the video, Yes, I'm ass backwrds...Please guy's do this anyway your comfortable with, I'm just showing you how I do mine... I'd never ask anyone to posting.php?mode=reply&f=4&t=8560 do it this way..

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:13 pm

littlebeaver wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:The first time I did mine, I did it without removing the radiator, and it made the job twice as long (trying to remove and replace the timing covers), and with far more skinned knuckles and curse words. Next time I'll pull the radiator. :)

Yes sir I hear you, the two inner bolts are pain in the rear, I removed those and sealed the holes so the next time I change the belts it takes a whole minute to remove both covers...That's where you got your injuries removing those bolts..This is not for everyone, but it will shorten your time and the crap you go thru pulling the radiator.. :D

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:27 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Clamping the cam sprocket is a great idea.Just re-check tension on the belt.I don't trust the springs to do it right.
:D I'm glad I have a tablet PC so I could turn the screen instead of my head :D

Yep my wife was so sorry for doing that, she and I both aren't very good at making video's, she was a trooper through it though, she's from Louisiana too... :D must be the crawfish

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:44 pm

cbx4evr wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:Here's the first part of the video, Yes, I'm ass backwrds...Please guy's do this anyway your comfortable with, I'm just showing you how I do mine... I'd never ask anyone tohttp://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/pos ... f=4&t=8560 do it this way..




Something is not right about that link.

oh crap, I hit the wrong tab, I Be Sorry guys..I'm such a dumbass.. :shock: Here's the other part video..I hope...




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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:17 pm

Oh, I forgot a important part of this, be sure you check the belt tension at 180 degree's, you don't want the belts too tight, that's if anyone try's it this way.....I said in the video to rotate it twice [crank] that's to check your marks, but rotate it once to check the tension[180] again on the belts as well, read Octanes How too it's pretty good or just do it his way instead it's more like from the book... :D

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Re: How I Change My timing Belts

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:24 am

Your doing great.Many of the guys around here are still polishing and repairing their Harleys instead of riding them.




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