timing belt tension


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skyhighracing
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timing belt tension

Postby skyhighracing » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:32 am



im new to this site and love it already,i just bought an 84 gold wing interstate and doing all the maint checks and cleaning from sitting. i would like to know what tension should be on timing belts, thanks ray



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Re: timing belt tension

Postby dingdong » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:09 pm

Once the belts have been installed and timed rotate the camshaft pulleys counterclockwise so that the belt is slack at the tensioner. Let the spring pressure on the tensioner automatically set the belt tension. However about 1/4 inch either direction (1/2 inch total) is recommended.
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Re: timing belt tension

Postby skyhighracing » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:43 am

OK, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP


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