Timing belts change?

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Timing belts change?

Post by jtimgrant » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:35 pm

Previous owner says the timing belts on my '87 was changed at 69000 miles. It now has 80,000. But the bike has not be licensed since '08 so it has been run very little except around his neighborhood. I do not know what year the belts were changed. So that's 11,000 miles on the belt and also at least 5 years. So should I change the belts?

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Re: Timing belts change?

Post by rjlv25 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:03 pm

You can find Gates belts at Rockauto.com for about $8 each. If you're going to do the work yourself, why take a chance on one breaking?

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Re: Timing belts change?

Post by golden highway » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:27 pm

It is not a hard job it is more time consuming than anything. Pick a day when you can't ride and it won't be so bad.

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