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Now What

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:40 pm



I put new timing belts on just before new years bike ran nice,but had a Winne coming from timing covers. Took it all apart readjusted the tension on the belts and put 4 new plugs in. Took it out for a ride last night and it feels like its running ruff not really missing but just not running smooth.I hate to have to take it all apart again, but guess Ill need to check the timing belts again and spark plugs. If anybody has any ideas please jump in thanks in advance. Hal


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Re: Now What

Postby rkjmg5757 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:44 am

Tension of belts as you said may be the problem, when the old belts came off were they correctly tensioned. If they were loose, maybe the extra tension you have applied has caused the idler tensioners to wear more.

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Re: Now What

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:40 pm

Hate to say it, but the most common cause of "running rough" after replacing timing belts is replacing the timing belts incorrectly - like off by a tooth.

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Re: Now What

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:06 pm

What WingAdmin said. Check your timing very carefully.

I had a Dodge car that I bought and discovered that the timing was one notch out. Found out after the untimed engine burned a hole in the piston.
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Re: Now What

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:16 pm

Update: Went out last night to check spark plug gap,when I went to take plug wires off plugs 2&4 found that no.2 plug was not pushed down all the way. These plugs are joined together as one I guess when installing new pugs I didnt get no.2 pushed all the way down. Took her out on a 40 Mile run good at low speed and up to 83 mph ran smooth,thanks for the replies glad I didnt have to take all apart to check belts !! Thanks Hal


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