Timing Belts and degree changes.


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Timing Belts and degree changes.

Postby rlsapp » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:42 pm



someone told me that changing the size of the timing belt on my 1997 Goldwing would increase the horsepower and torque. Anyone heard of this.



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Re: Timing Belts and degree changes.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:35 am

Not in a million years. Putting a bigger belt on it would do nothing but cause the tension roller to take up more slack. The bike would operate exactly as it did with the correct belt on it, although the bigger belt would probably fail sooner because it has a tighter radius turn at the tension roller.

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Re: Timing Belts and degree changes.

Postby man150w » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:41 pm

:ugeek: Try fitting the 4 degree timming wheel to give better take offs, K&N filter, use only 98 octane fuel and change out the spark plugs for Iridium plugs....you'll see a difference without question (or) Nitrous. This will take the power band to about 150 with lightning acceleration and better top speed .......but hang on a minute! that's not what Gold-wingers do...right. Go for the former option you'll be impressed and it'll be good for the life of the Wing, Cheers IoM Gold-winger

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Re: Timing Belts and degree changes.

Postby petrov » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:09 pm

man150w wrote::ugeek: Try fitting the 4 degree timming wheel to give better take offs, K&N filter, use only 98 octane fuel and change out the spark plugs for Iridium plugs....you'll see a difference without question (or) Nitrous. This will take the power band to about 150 with lightning acceleration and better top speed .......but hang on a minute! that's not what Gold-wingers do...right. Go for the former option you'll be impressed and it'll be good for the life of the Wing, Cheers IoM Gold-winger

how is the spark timeing - set.

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Re: Timing Belts and degree changes.

Postby rayworx@comcast.net » Fri May 21, 2010 4:56 pm

Hummmmmm
I tried the Iridium plugs.... not

I tried the K&N filter........not

The 4 degree timing wheel only helps on 88 and 89 models. The timing was modified on all later models.....not

98 octane fuel isn't available as anything but race gas or av-fuel.... at BIG BUCKS per gallon. The GL engine was designed by engineers a lot smarter than anyone on this board to run on 87 octane unleaded.....NOT!!




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