Timing Belt for GL1200


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Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby jeffers » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:39 pm



Hey all!!! I have a question on timing belts for a 86' 1200 aspencade... Looking to find out what is the best brand of belts to install and if anyone has the part numbers for them? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Just don't want to put junk parts on my baby... Thanks, Jeff



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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:40 am

jeffers wrote:Hey all!!! I have a question on timing belts for a 86' 1200 aspencade... Looking to find out what is the best brand of belts to install and if anyone has the part numbers for them? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Just don't want to put junk parts on my baby... Thanks, Jeff


Check out the [ur=http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6742]Cross Reference part number[/url] post for stuff like this. It shows for your bike:

GL1200
Gates - #5043 or #T070 (2 ea.)
NAPA - #250070 (2 ea.)
Goodyear - #40070 (2 ea.)

I would go with any of the above, or, if you feel like paying twice the price for the same thing, an OEM Honda belt. Do not buy no-name belts, or belts made in China, or pretty much anything at all from Saber Cycle. :)

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby jeffers » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:09 pm

Thanks much... I seem to hear a lot of people talking good about the gates brand.. I may go with that one. I sure appreciate the response....Keep up the good work!!!!

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:03 pm

jeffers wrote:Thanks much... I seem to hear a lot of people talking good about the gates brand.. I may go with that one. I sure appreciate the response....Keep up the good work!!!!


I would also go with the Gates belts. the reason being is that my wife's car had to have a new timing belt put on when she first got the car back in 1999 with under 350 miles on it,(replaced under warrantee), and a few months ago just had the belt replaced again, only this time the car had 136,000 miles on it. that should give you some kind of an idea of how long a Gates belt lasts. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on my 83 aspy.

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby rjlv25 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:38 pm

You can buy Gates T070 belts at rockauto.com for $6.75 each. I don't think you'll find a better price. Good luck!

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby jeffers » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:35 pm

wow!!! With that kind of durability, I will definitely use the gates..Thanks also for the hook-up on rock auto....You guys are fantastic!!! Thanks, Jeff

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:28 am

jeffers wrote:wow!!! With that kind of durability, I will definitely use the gates..Thanks also for the hook-up on rock auto....You guys are fantastic!!! Thanks, Jeff


thanks Jeff, that's what were here for. one big fountain of information lol. :mrgreen:.

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby jeffers » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:04 am

LOL!!! The information is great, and I also like all of the other forums. I can always get a good laugh, look at pics,etc. Proud to be a member!!!! God gave me "wings" and I intend on taking the best possible care of them.. :) :)

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:39 am

jeffers wrote:LOL!!! The information is great, and I also like all of the other forums. I can always get a good laugh, look at pics,etc. Proud to be a member!!!! God gave me "wings" and I intend on taking the best possible care of them.. :) :)


atta boy.

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Re: Timing Belt for GL1200

Postby WINGER3 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:12 pm

I just replaced my belts with Gates from Rock Auto on my 85 with only 25k mi. only because of time not miles, old belts looked brand new, if I was like many others I could sell them on E-Bay but then have to know someone might bust there engine because of it, not worth it, I like peace of mind. You are on the best Wing site there is, Welcome. :mrgreen:


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