Timing Belts 86 Aspencade


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mcfirefighter
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Motorcycle: 1986 Gold wing Aspencade

Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby mcfirefighter » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:08 pm



Hi guys I want to change the timing belts on my Wing it has 60000+ miles and I don't know if they have ever been changed. I am real nervous about changing them, is it hard to do. I was looking at a video and can a person get the marks on time and then just loosen up the tighteners and slip the belts of and then back on. I don't know much about changing them but need to do it. any info will help thanks MCFF :D :D



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sundog
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A Aspencade
1976 honda GL1000 LTD

Re: Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby sundog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:31 am

Here is a link I used to replace the timing belts on my 1976 GL1000. It will be different on your 1986 but the idea will be the same.
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544 I will keep looking for a good step by step for the GL1200 I have to replace the belts on my 1985 GL next. Good luck.

ceasefire49
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Motorcycle: 1984 Goldwing Interstate

Re: Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby ceasefire49 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:21 am

I just did mine on my 84 I used the NAPA belts made by Gates. I have never done it before and was nervous also. I lined the mark on top(T-1) dead center between the lines of the block cutouts. I then tied the right side up with a breaker bar as Shown..Mark everything and follow the procedures for doing the tensioners. Check and recheck. I thought I had mine on swell and when I did a recheck the T-1 was off quite a bit. I must have moved the center pulley. I just reset everything to the marks got it on and everything was dead on. :D Just take your time..While you have it off grab the napa hose and thermostat and the radiator cap..all available at napa. Make sure you put silcate free anti-freeze in. I used Peak Global. The silicate stuff is for cast iron blocks and the silicate assisted in removing corrosion in the system. Silicates will eat your water pump up. The parts numbers for the napa stuff are here or on steve saunders forum or the GL1200 site. Good luck.

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tricky
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Re: Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby tricky » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:46 pm

mcfirefighter wrote:Hi guys I want to change the timing belts on my Wing it has 60000+ miles and I don't know if they have ever been changed. I am real nervous about changing them, is it hard to do. I was looking at a video and can a person get the marks on time and then just loosen up the tighteners and slip the belts of and then back on. I don't know much about changing them but need to do it. any info will help thanks MCFF :D :D



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isidroco
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Motorcycle: 1986 VT1100C Shadow

Re: Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby isidroco » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:37 pm

How many miles should the original belt last? Thanks!

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HALBUDD
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Re: Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:01 pm

Most say 50,000 but age plays a big part too, belts may only have a couple of hundred miles but if they are a coupe years old they may look good but can break just the same.If you dont know then change them. Hal
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ceasefire49
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Re: Timing Belts 86 Aspencade

Postby ceasefire49 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:06 am

Ditto what was said..The PO could have only had 5 or 6 thou on them but it could have set for two or three years. Most folks when they get a wing from a PO if they don't know the riding habits of a bike or the PO doesn't know when they were changed will change them. When you do the change just make sure to mark the inside of the cover with the date and mileage. The rule of the thumb that I have seen most folks change them is around 40 thou with normal riding. It is really not that tough of a job once you get into it. For 22 bucks for the belts it's a good maintenance practice to get into. :D




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