changing the timing belts on 84 1200A


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changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by wheeln04 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:10 pm



Does anyone have the numbers for the timing belts that we can use, like the gates and good year timing belts!



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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by seabee_ » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:28 pm

Check the first topic under Tech Talk. Lists most parts numbers you'll need.

Gates - #5043 or #T070 (2 ea.)
NAPA - #250070 (2 ea.)
Goodyear - #40070 (2 ea.)
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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by wheeln04 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:41 pm

Thank you, now its time to get to work and change them.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by seabee_ » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:24 am

You might want to look at these links before starting. It has great pics to show you what you're in for. Good luck with the wrenching.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1200timingbelts.htm
http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3544

Here is a video of the job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_eIqlPU ... &lr=1&ob=5
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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by englishted » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:32 am

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1200timingbelts.htm

That one also has an excellent video of the belts being changed.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by badwing1200 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:33 pm

Here is the video for the timing belts change.



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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by lovemyzx9r » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:55 pm

the goldwing facts made me chuckle when it said this is not good first job to learn on a goldwing... all i could think is what is? these are some of the most tedious vehicles to work on. everything takes at least 2 hours except an oil change. i'm about to open a goldwing shop the labor it might be the most secure job in the world. lol

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:35 pm

I don't agree - I know of bikes (in particular sport bikes, where everything is crammed in so tight) that are a nightmare to work on. The Goldwing does have panels covering things up, but once you've removed those more than a couple of times, you can get quite fast at it. Once the plastic is off, for the most part, they're fairly easy to work on. I DO dread working on my back end however, because the bags have to come off, and on my bike that means the aftermarket crash rail/bumper has to come off, which means the passenger foot pegs and a bunch of other stuff also has to come off.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by Don A » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:12 pm

I replaced the timing belts on my 87 Aspencade about a month ago. It was an all day job for me. The one thing that kept going over and over in my head was...pay attention, pay attention, pay attention, one slight mess up and the engine it toast. I read, re-read and read some more ( Haynes manual, Honda service manual, and everything I could find on Goldwingdocs), watched the video's on here endless times. I was to the point that I could almost recite the entire procedure from memory. The day came. I set a table up with all the tools and parts and another table for what I took off (table = a sheet of plywood on two saw horses), got a note pad and pen, a felt tip marker and started. BAM! 6 hours later I was completely done. Shut my eyes, said a prayer and hit the starter. Purred like a kitten. I guess what I'm saying is if I can do it anyone can. Just prepare yourself first. Thanks for a great site to learn from.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by lovemyzx9r » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:32 pm

i don't think wings are hard to work on just tedious. lots of hidden bolts and screws. i have reviewed the timing belt procedure and think you are right wing admin. in my case the bearings are in the process of failing due to the belts being overtightened. the belt deflection seems to be the most critical part. as for working on sport bikes you are right about the lack of space but that's a price i'm willing to pay to the speed gods ;). the service technician at the local shop told me i would have to take my mirrors off to get 200 mph. lol. i work on my own stuff now ;). i encourage people to learn and work on their own stuff. the price of failure usually out weighs the expense of repeated professional repair. eh wants a couple of bent valves. nothing a good machine shop can't fix and still cost less than a "professional" mechanic. i can tell you the procedure for the wing timing belt is much much much simpler than an early 90's 300zx. lack of space defined. makes a sportbike feel like an old f100.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by GRAWER » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:17 am

Thank you for the movie, in the near future I have to replace the belts because I do not know if they were ever exchanged a course of 110 000 km. no and years of his or not. The service and the mechanics do not use so fim will be very helpful. I purchased a 5043 Gates belts considerably cheaper than its role funniest and certainly meet the same.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by thrasherg » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:50 am

Having just watched the video, this looks extremely easy to me, I will be doing this job this weekend for a friend of mine. I have worked on bikes that are much harder to do!! The biggest nuisance is removing all the bodywork to actually get to the engine!! :D

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by dalpol57 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 pm

Yes, the most difficult thing about changing timing belts is removing all the luggage and plastic from the Interstates and Aspencades. the Standard or naked models are a breeze.

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Re: changing the timing belts on 84 1200A

Post by thrasherg » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:46 pm

This one is an aspencade and the owner has added loads of extra lights around the radiator, air horns and god knows what else, so it has taken ages to get access to the belts. It is now sitting on its center stand ready for me to change the belts, I just need the UPS man to deliver them!! Considering how old the belts are they look in great condition, no sign of cracking or perishing, still happy to change them and have no doubt that they are good! :D

Gary



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