Now I did it - Timing Belt problem


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Now I did it - Timing Belt problem

Postby Phunnybone » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:28 am



Okay, after putting over 1500 miles on my '85 1200 LTD ( I know - was supposed to change timing belts right away) I decided to tackle changing the timing belts.

Thought I had followed all instructions and videos. Got it minimally back together and coolant in the radiator and tried to start it. No go. She tries, but sounds like the timing is off. So, if I messed up the belt install, do I follow the shop manual (have one) procedure for after an engine rebuild? If so, when it says turn counterclockwise, does it mean as facing the engine or as riding the bike?

Once again, thanks for all your help and advice.



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Re: Now I did it - Timing Belt problem

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:39 am

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Re: Now I did it - Timing Belt problem

Postby Phunnybone » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:39 pm

Got her going again. I was one tooth off on each belt (in opposite directions).

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Re: Now I did it - Timing Belt problem

Postby thrasherg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:32 pm

Lucky it was only one tooth, that should not have been far enough to cause the valves and pistons to meet!!Glad to hear you got it fixed.

Gary




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