1200 timing


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Sshough01
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Location: Houston, tx
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200 interstate

1200 timing

Postby Sshough01 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:41 pm



Quick question just to be sure. I pulled and rebuild both heads. Now I am putting it all back together. My question is, as long as the crank is at T1 the camshaft pulleys align with arrow at exactly 12:00 position. Just double checking since the crank rotates twice for every rotation of the cam and half the time in T1 position they would be at 6:00 position. Just making sure it doesn't matter



pixel288
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Location: Brighton, Ontario
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade
1982 GS400E Suzuki
2009 CBR 125R HRC colors (daughter's bike)
1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: 1200 timing

Postby pixel288 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:24 pm

Yes, you will be good to go. As a double check, after installing the timing belts, put a wrench or ratchet on the crank and turn the motor over by hand before you try it with the starter, and before you put the front covers back on. That'll verify you got it right. If it goes around several times with no resistance or wanting to jam, it's time to hit the starter!

Phil

Sshough01
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Houston, tx
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200 interstate

Re: 1200 timing

Postby Sshough01 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:32 pm

Thanks, that is what I did. Everything is rotating smoothly by hand so I think we are good. New carbs should be here tomorrow so there is a good chance she may roar back to life this week after sitting in a warehouse for the past 8 years

pixel288
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Location: Brighton, Ontario
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade
1982 GS400E Suzuki
2009 CBR 125R HRC colors (daughter's bike)
1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: 1200 timing

Postby pixel288 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:43 pm

Excellent! Keep us posted on the progress! And enjoy the ride!

Phil

tbeiler
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Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:25 pm
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 1986 Goldwing Aspencade,
1985 Goldwing LTD
1983 CX650 Turbo

Re: 1200 timing

Postby tbeiler » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:15 am

I thought my bike ran well before I changed out the timing belts, but wow what a difference the new belts made. The bike screams now. You can hear the difference in the way the engine runs. You will be happy you changed them. Have fun.




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