1200A change timing belt


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Michael Brecht
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1200A change timing belt

Postby Michael Brecht » Wed May 12, 2010 9:02 am



I recently bought an 86 Aspencade 1200 with 34,000 miles and there is no record of that the timing belts had been changed so i want to do that. After checking comments at different chat sites about timing belts the goodyear timing belt # 40070 was used , is this a good idea ? Also i am looking for visual instructions on how to do this. Any inpute ? Thanks



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Re: 1200A change timing belt

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 12, 2010 9:47 am

The Goodyear, Gates and NAPA belts are all of excellent quality. I would not put a Chinese belt on your bike.

I haven't got a "how to" on doing belts yet here, because when I did mine, I hadn't started writing them. Next time I do them, I certainly will. In the meantime, this is a good one for GL1100's, which are essentially the same:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum9/17422.html

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Re: 1200A change timing belt

Postby sgrider » Thu May 13, 2010 11:22 am

I did mine not to long ago and read the manual to see how it was done. After reading it, seemed to me there where a lot of extra steps that I didn't need to do, after all how hard could it be to pull two belts off and put two back on. I was wrong, I did do it just like the manual said and found out why it was so important to make all the marks and making sure the cam is where it is suppose to be. Before taking off old belt make sure you have all your marks correct because you will find that the right side cam will move on you (if your sitting on bike) and I about crapped. Had my marks correct and everything went together with no problem, it really is not a hard job to do. One of the suppliers on ebay sells a tool to pull the cover off so you don't have to pull the radiator off. In my oppinion there is no way you can do this job without pulling the radiator. I also had bought one of those China made belts, I couldn't get it to line up easy so I gave up and went to NAPA and got the Gates belt and it slid right on. Just think if I had been able to force it on! I am not a real mechanic and bought my 86 Aspen. as something to do over the winter. With this site and a manual I feel there is a lot I can do myself. Good luck and if you are not sure about something, ask on this site first and someone will answer soon, I do!

Michael Brecht
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Re: 1200A change timing belt

Postby Michael Brecht » Thu May 13, 2010 11:33 am

Thanks for the reply, would you please give me the part # of the Gates belt you used ?

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Re: 1200A change timing belt

Postby sgrider » Thu May 13, 2010 11:50 am

Michael Brecht wrote:Thanks for the reply, would you please give me the part # of the Gates belt you used ?

#250070 @ $14.29 each it say's Interstate on reciept but I own a Aspen and I guess its the same, Mother Honda wanted $90.00 each




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